Los Angeles: Actor Dominic Cooper is in negotiations to star alongside ‘The Hobbit`s’ Luke Evans in the film `Dracula`.
Sarah Gadon, who appeared in David Cronenberg`s most recent movies ‘A Dangerous Method’ and ‘Cosmopolis’, is also reported to be in talks for the female lead, reported Variety.
Formerly titled ‘Dracula Year Zero’, the origins movie will mix mythology and history by telling the story of nobleman Prince Vlad - the inspiration for Bram Stoker`s horror novel.
Michael De Lucal is producing the movie, which will be commercials director Gary Shore`s first feature film.
Principal photography on ‘Dracula’ is due to start later this year with a target release date of August 8, 2014.