'Elvis' actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers to play Dracula
Meyers is no stranger to playing icons. In addition to his long-running role as Henry VIII on "The Tudors," he also played the one and only Elvis Presley in a 2005 miniseries. Meyers won a Golden Globe award for his performance as the up-and-coming rocker (think pre-electric jumpsuit) intent on changing the world of music.
... and as Elvis (Jaffe/Braunstein Films Ltd./Everett Collection)
Deadline reports that in this version, Dracula will arrive in London, where he poses as an American entrepreneur and scientist. Of course, that is but a ruse. Dracula's real goal is to exact revenge on the people who ruined his life many years before. Dracula then falls for a woman who appears to be the reincarnation of his dead wife. Insiders have called the series “‘Dangerous Liaisons’ meets ‘The Tudors.’”
With "Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" hitting theaters this fall and putting an end to the "Twilight" saga, fans of the sexy undead (who don't watch "True Blood") will be looking for a new fix. Who better than the king of all vampires to carry on the torch?
See Meyers as King Henry VIII in this clip from "The Tudors":