Adrian Martinez Books a Supporting Role in Universal’s Renfield

The cast of Universal’s upcoming Renfield movie continues to grow. Deadline brings word that Adrian Martinez has landed a supporting role in the studio’s new Dracula spinoff.

The report also gives us some new details about the film’s story. According to the longline, the film will center on Nicholas Hoult’s title character, “who has grown sick and tired of his centuries as Dracula’s (Nicolas Cage) lackey. The henchman finds a new lease on life life and maybe even redemption when he falls for feisty, perennially angry traffic cop Rebecca Quincy (Awkwafina).”

Martinez has joined Renfield’s cast as Rebecca’s traffic cop partner, Chris. Most recently, Martinez had a role in Netflix’s The Guilty opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and was a series regular on ABC’s Stumptown. Some of his other big-screen credits include Disney+’s live-action Lady and the Tramp remake and I Feel Pretty. Viewers might also recognize him from playing a bodega cashier in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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Chris McKay is helming Renfield from a screenplay by Ryan Ridley, based on a story outline from Robert Kirkman. In addition to directing the film, McKay will produce alongside Samantha Nisenboim and Skybound’s Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst. Ben Schwartz also booked a supporting role in the film last month. Production is scheduled to begin in New Orleans later this year.

Universal still hasn’t announced a release date for Renfield.

How do you feel about Martinez joining the film’s cast? What do you make of the film’s story so far? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!

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