Caleb Landry Jones joins Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton in Byzantium

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

The good news for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS star Caleb Landry Jones is that he’s nabbed a role in Neil Jordan’s next film BYZANTIUM.  The bad news for Banshee is that it’s yet another film about vampires.  The film is much more than a couple of teens drooling over each other and it involves a mother-daughter team of vampires that travel around, but eventually stop in a small British town, whose inhabitants figure out who/what they are.  Jones will play a man suffering from leukemia who strikes up a friendship with the daughter vampire.  Gemma Arterton will play the mother vamp while Saoirse Ronan will play the daughter vampire.

Yeah, the vampire schtick is dead, but I’m a fan of Neil Jordan, even if no one else seems to take the time to see his movies.  ONDINE was a nice fairy-tale gem from last year and his taking on vampires and the confrontation of mortality/immortality is appealing.  But again, I’m sick of vampires, so it’s hard to get too excited.  BYZANTIUM starts in October and will hit theaters in 2012.

Caleb Landry Jones

Source: Variety

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