Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan join Byzantium

Neil Jordan’s vampire movie

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Neil Jordan’s vampire movie Byzantium has landed its leads in the form of Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan.

The pair will play mother and daughter in a story that sees Arterton’s mama vamp turn her daughter into a creature of the night.

Other actors who’ve already signed up to the project include the impressive likes of Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes and Jeremy Irvine.

Jordan is working on the film with legendary British producer Stephen Woolley, with whom he previously crafted The Crying Game, Interview With The Vampire and The Company Of Wolves. Says Woolley:

“I love the horror genre and we’ve been working on this for three or four years. I sent it to Neil and he liked the script.

“We’d both recently revisited Angela Carter’s book [which The Company Of Wolves was based on] and it was just chance that when I called [Jordan], we were thinking along the same lines.”

With such a great cast in place, not to mention Jordan at the helm, Byzantium should be a fascinating addition to the current cycle of vampire movies.

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