Renfield movie release date, cast, story, and more

Nicolas Cage is becoming Dracula in a horror-comedy movie from Chris McKay, and here's everything we know about the Renfield movie release date

Renfield movie release date

What is the Renfield movie release date? Renfield is an upcoming horror comedy movie, centred on the character of Renfield, who was written as Dracula’s loyal servant when Bram Stoker originally released the novel.

Chris McKay is directing the vampire movie, coming off the back of the science fiction movie The Tomorrow War. Renfield, from Universal Pictures, will explore exactly what it’s like to be Dracula’s chief henchman, with a touch of both horror and some laughter along the way.

In anticipation of the monster movie, we’ve been to Transylvania and back in order to get all the information available about the comedy movie into one place. So, if you want to know the Renfield movie release date, cast, plot, and more, look no further; the answers are below. Enter, if you dare.

What is the Renfield movie release date?

Renfield is set for a theatrical release on April 14, 2023.

The movie is expected to release exclusively in theatres and will then be available to watch on streaming services and VOD.

Renfield movie release date: Awkwafina in Renfield

Who is in the Renfield movie cast?

The Renfield movie cast has some big names. The ones that will likely stand out most are Nicolas Cage, Nicholas Hoult, and Awkwafina. The trio will act as the horror movie‘s three main characters, and there are other familiar names in supporting roles.

But who are the trio portraying in the vampire movie? Most importantly, perhaps, who is playing the Lord of Darkness, Dracula, himself?

The Renfield cast is:

  • Nicholas Hoult as Renfield
  • Nicolas Cage as Dracula
  • Awkwafina as Rebecca Quincy
  • Ben Schwartz as Teddy Lobo
  • Adrian Martinez as Chris Marcos
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo as Ella
  • Bess Rous as Caitlyn
  • James Moses Black as Captain J. Browning
  • Caroline Williams as Vanessa
  • Brandon Scott Jones in an unconfirmed role

Nicholas Hoult will lead the cast as the titular character Renfield. It is his first time in a leading role since the release of Tolkien, in 2019, in which the actor played the creator of the Lord of the Rings and Middle-earth, JRR Tolkien. This will be a completely different shift in gears as the actor pivots to comedy and horror.

In a piece of particularly inspired casting, Nicholas Cage will be portraying the vampire lord Dracula. That’s bound to be a lot of fun, as the actor embodies the most recognisable icon of horror. Set photos (via People) have shown the actor in character, with sharp yellow fingernails, purple lips, pale skin, slicked-back hair, and deeply coloured clothing.

Awkwafina also joins the cast as Rebecca Quincy, who will act as Renfield’s burgeoning love interest. Awkwafina showed off her comedic talents in MCU movie Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. She highlighted that she was able to combine humour with an emotional heart, which bodes well for her role in the upcoming release.

Renfield movie release date: Nicolas Cage in Renfield

What is the Renfield movie plot?

The Renfield plot centres on the titular servant of Dracula trying to get away from his vampiric master. This is tricky, and the struggle leads to much entertaining calamity.

The official synopsis reads: “In this modern monster tale of Dracula’s loyal servant, Nicholas Hoult stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula (Nicolas Cage). Renfield is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness. If only he can figure out how to end his codependency.”

The story was pitched by comic book writer Robert Kirkman. Kirkman is best known as the creator of the comic book horror series The Walking Dead, and has said that Renfield “a story about him being Dracula’s henchman and how shitty a job that is.” He has also said that the movie will be “a fun, extremely violent comedy”, so expect plenty of laughs along with the frights.

Renfield movie release date: Nicolas Hoult in Renfield

Is there a Renfield movie trailer?

The Renfield movie trailer was released in January 2023. It gives us the premise of Hoult’s Renfield becoming tired of serving a mysterious overlord who’s eventually revealed by none other than Count Dracula, played by Nicolas Cage.

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Cage’s reveal is the cherry on a very comedic, campy cake. The film seems almost like a superhero movie, as Renfield uses special powers to hunt for his dark master. Good fun!

That’s all the information that you need to know about the thriller movie for now. Make sure to check back in for updates as they roll in.

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