Ryan Coogler’s vampire film is reportedly set to add Jack O’Connell and Delroy Lindo to cast

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More reports of potential plot details and actors are emerging for Ryan Coogler’s upcoming vampire film, with Jack O’Connell and Delroy Lindo said to be in talks to star.

Details about director Ryan Coogler’s next film, due out in 2025, are still being kept secret – but that hasn’t stopped reports of casting deals and plot details from emerging. Most recently, it’s being reported that Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Starred Up, Ferrari) is in talks to star, with Deadline adding that he’ll be playing the villain.

Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter (via World Of Reel) writes that Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods, Get Shorty) has also signed up to play an undisclosed role. The outlet also shares a few potential plot details: that the film will be “set in the Jim Crow-era South, and possibly involves both vampires and Southern traditional traditions.”

It’s also said that Michael B Jordan – Coogler’s long-time collaborator who’s been attached from the beginning – will have a dual role as twin brothers.

There have been reports for a while that Coogler’s film will be about vampires of some sort, and the southern setting lines up with news that the production will begin filming in New Orleans this spring. World Of Reel also adds that the plot is about vampires battling the Ku Klux Klan, and adds that its style will be filled with “anime influences.”

With the successes of Fruitvale Station, Creed and two Black Panther films behind him, it’s perhaps little surprise that his latest project prompted something of a bidding war, with Warner Bros eventually closing the deal.

The movie is set for release on the 7th March 2025, and is said to be destined for IMAX theatres – a fitting venue, perhaps, for those anime-style visuals. More on this – including a title, which will surely have to emerge sooner rather than later – as we get it.

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