Last spring, we got a sneak peek of Nicolas Cage in full-on Dracula drag for his role in Renfield. The horror comedy stars Nicholas Hoult as Renfield, Dracula’s brainwashed servant who eats bugs and does his dark lord’s bidding. Now the trailer has finally been released, and, dare I say, the movie actually looks pretty good? Full disclosure: I’m a Cage-head. Have been since I stumbled across Face/Off on the TBS Superstation as a child. So the bias here is stronger than Cage’s performance as twins Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Adaptation (2002).
In case you’re not caught up, we are on the brink of a Nicolas Cage Renaissance. He’s paid off all his debts to the IRS, he seems to believe Wife #5 Riko Shibata is the One, and his upcoming comedy, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, is getting an actual theatrical release and early rave reviews. Nic is currently filming another movie in New Orleans (awww, his future final resting place!), the horror-comedy Renfield. Renfield is a supporting character in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula. He’s the vampire’s bonkers, brainwashed lackey who loves to eat bugs. Nicholas Hoult will play Renfield and Nicolas Cage will play Dracula. People has the first on-set photos, and if the Renfield creative team is attempting to serve retro 1930s movie monster, a la Bela Lugosi, they have succeeded.
When Ben Affleck made it clear that he’s not going to be Batman again, a rumor sprang up that we were going to get a smug pretty boy hunk Batman in the form of Armie Hammer. That proved to be untrue. But during the conversation about Armie Hammer, it came up that the next Batman, appearing in the upcoming The Batman, would most likely be played by a younger actor. And then it was rumored back in February that Robert Pattison will scowl and grunt at villains through that cheap rubber mask. And now, according to several sources, that’s going to happen.
When I hear an actor is dating a “24-year-old lingerie model” my sight automatically switches to Side Eye Mode. But I’m willing to give 28-year-old Nicholas Hoult the benefit of the doubt in this case. People reports that Nicholas and aforementioned girlfriend of about a year, Bryana Holly, just had a baby. It’s irrefutable proof that the adorable little boy from About A Boy is all grown up, in case you somehow missed Nick’s very successful puberty and subsequent manly hotness. Hugh Grant must be so proud!
It would have been a nearly all-black fashion show at the BAFTAs in London last night, in honor of the Time’s Up movement. But the class average was brought down by Duchess Kate (who was prevented from wearing black by royal no-politics protocol), and Frances McDormand (who just didn’t feel like it and showed up in pink-on-black instead).
For mostly everyone else, it was a multitude of black. Or black with a random kick of not-black, like Allison Janney. And by random, I mean a satin choker bolero on top of a Bibhu Mohapatra dress. It looks like a shirt made from the bottom half of Roger the Alien from American Dad that was put on backwards and upside down.
I mean the hair not the makeup. Then again, who knows what Usher makes Justin Bieber put on during “mentoring hours.” Here’s Kristen Stewart at the premiere of her new flick Equals in LA. It’s about a dystopian future wherein people don’t experience emotion. Did she even have to audition? This is the kind of gig that was written specifically for a multi-faceted gem of a performer like her, right? That Bieber-esque hairdo emotes more than she does.
Check out more pics of Kristen, and co-stars Nicholas Hoult and Jacki Weaver below.