DRACULA-Inspired Screen Gems Horror THE BRIDE Adds Nathalie Emmanuel And Garret Hedlund
Game of Thrones alum Nathalie Emmanuel and Tron: Legacy actor Garret Hedlund are set to star in The Bride, an upcoming Screen Gems’ horror thriller inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula.
A new horror thriller called The Bride - not to be confused with the upcoming A24 project of the same name starring Scarlett Johansson - is in development at Screen Gems, and the first two cast members have now been announced.
Deadline reports that Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones, Fast 9) And Garret Hedlund (TRON: Legacy, Triple Frontier) have signed on play the leads in the film, which is said to be inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Jessica M. Thompson (The Light of the Moon) will direct The Bride, which is described as “a contemporary horror thriller that tells the story of a young woman who is courted and swept off her feet, only to realize a gothic conspiracy is afoot.”
Emmanuel is best known for playing Missandei in HBO’s Game of Thrones, and has also appeared in Hulu’s miniseries Four Weddings & a Funeral and Quibi’s Die Hart. She has a lead role in Zack Snyder's upcoming Army of the Dead prequel, Army of Thieves. Hedlund has previously appeared in The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Triple Frontier, Mudbound and TRON: Legacy, and is set to star in Ed Harris' upcoming The Ploughman.
This is one of several features in the works either inspired by or based on the exploits of Stoker's legendary vampire, including The Last Voyage of the Demeter, Renfield, and a new adaptation of the classic novel from Eternals and Nomadland director Chloé Zhao.