Dafoe Joins The Cirque du Freak

Willem Dafoe recently joined the cast of Universal Pictures horror-fantasy “Cirque du Freak” reports ShockTillYouDrop.com.

Paul Weitz (“About a Boy,” “American Pie”) helms the story of young Darren Shan who meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the carnival.

Already cast are John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Chris Massoglia, Josh Hutcherson, Patrick Fugit, Ray Stevenson, Michael Cerveris, Frankie Faison, Jane Krakowski, Orlando Jones, Kristen Schaal and Salma Hayek.

The project is scheduled to wrap production next month for release around Christmas or the New Year.