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"Is that a stake in your pants, or are you just pleased to see me?" There is no denying that vampires still mean big business for Hollywood, with The Vampire Diaries currently airing its eighth and final series. Vampires attract a loyal fanbase, I mean, who hasn't fantasized about Angel, Spike, or Eric Northman sinking their fangs (and more) into you? Maybe not Gary Oldman as Dracula, but we will let that slide.

It now looks like the mother of vamp-fiction Anne Rice, known for her series of twelve books, has set her cold-blooded sights on hot-blooded male . Adapted into 1994's Interview with the Vampire and 2002's Queen of the Damned, it appears the live action versions of Rice's work are far from dead and buried.

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'American Horror Story' [Credit: FX]
'American Horror Story' [Credit: FX]

The vamp-fan and erotic fictional novelist has already confirmed that a TV series based around her second book The Vampire Lestat is currently in production. The author finally got the rights back off Universal and her son Christopher will serve as an executive producer. Rice has now tipped high-cheekboned Bomer to play the role of victim/vamp Louis, saying that Bomer has the qualities to take over the role from Brad Pitt's original portrayal:

"Beauty. Great beauty. It’s Louis’ beauty that attracted Lestat to him, and I would hope it would be a beautiful actor like Matt Bomer...Somebody with that incredible beauty. Brad Pitt did a beautiful job in the original film, and he set the bar very high when it comes to physical beauty."

'Spooks' [Credit: BBC]
'Spooks' [Credit: BBC]

The (currently) untitled show will also feature "Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe," while Rice also had her own pick on who should play Marius:

“I would absolutely love it if Matthew MacFadyen, the British actor, ever wanted to be part of this and wanted to play Marius. Marius is one of the pillars of the Chronicles – 2,000 years old – and I am an absolute, stoned fan of Matthew MacFadyen in Ripper Street and every other show that he’s ever done. Talk about quality TV — Ripper Street is just outstanding."

A lesser-known face, some might remember MacFadyen as MI5 agent Tom Quinn in BBC's spy drama Spooks. An out there choice, but not too shabby either.

Less Chat, More Lestat

'Belle'/'American Horror Story' [Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures/FX]
'Belle'/'American Horror Story' [Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures/FX]

The 75-year-old remained tight-lipped on who should play the titular Lestat, but it is obvious he needs to literally be someone to "die for." In the film it all gets very homo-erotic when Louis finds himself turned by Tom Cruise's Lestat.

We have already seen Bomer whip out his fangs (and much more) as vampiric Donovan in American Horror Story: Hotel, but who could take over from Cruise? I always thought that Harry Potter's Tom Felton had a vampiric look about him with the blonde locks and porcelain skin. If not, why not team up Bomer with his other AHS pal Finn Wittrock for another game of sword crossing? As for Bomer as Louis? We agree Anne, solid choice!

Check out the trailer for Interview with the Vampire below, and don't forget our poll!


Is Matt Bomer A) Perfect, and B) The perfect Louis

(Source: Entertainment Weekly)


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