Anne Rice

Dec. 03, 2010 | 2:16 p.m.

Robert Downey Jr. as Lestat? Anne Rice says yes

Robert Downey Jr. at the London premiere of "Due Date" (Getty Images)
Given Hollywood’s mania for reboots these days and the continuing popularity of all things vampire, it’s sort of surprising that no one has yet come up with a concrete plan to bring Anne Rice‘s original beautiful, brooding bloodsuckers back to the screen. But on the off-chance there’s a producer looking to do just that, Rice already has her eye on a few leading men to play the original emo vamps Louis and Lestat, the same ones portrayed in Neil Jordan‘s visually sumptuous 1994 adaptation of  “Interview with the Vampire” by Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise respectively. Nowadays, Rice says in a lengthy interview with the Vulture blog that Richard Armitage or Matt Bomer would be perfect for Louis — and Robert Downey Jr. for his seductive blond counterpart.  “That would be wonderful,” Rice said of the idea of Downey portraying the role. […]
Aug. 09, 2010 | 12:22 p.m.

Anne Rice leaves Christianity after ‘a kind of confusion, a toxic anger’

The author Anne Rice, best known for her vampire novels, made waves last week when she declared on her Facebook page that she had "quit being a Christian."
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