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From Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter to Dracula? Dominic Cooper set to sink teeth into new role


British actor Dominic Cooper is in negotiations to star in a new film about legendary vampire Count Dracula.

The actor, who risks becoming typecast as a bloodsucker having appeared as the American president’s vampire helper in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter last year, is reportedly set to co-star in Universal’s Dracula.

The film, starring Luke Evans and Sarah Gadon, is being directed Gary Shore with Michael De Luca producing.

According to Variety Cooper looks set to be offered the film’s title role.

Cooper was most recently seen in Dead Man Down alongside Colin Farrell.