Genre favourite and all-round acting icon Giancarlo Esposito has joined the cast of Radio Silence’s untitled monster thriller at Universal. The upcoming feature also stars Melissa Barrera (Scream VI, In The Heights), Alisha Weir (Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical), Kevin Durand (Locke & Key), Kathryn Newton (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania), Angus Cloud (Euphoria), Dan Stevens (Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities) and Will Catlett (Black Lightning).

Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will helm the project, with Chad Villella on board as producer. The script hails from Stephen Shields, with revisions by Guy Busick. Plot details on the monster feature are being kept under wraps, but we do know that the project in question was at one point titled Dracula’s Daughter. According to sources, that project was centred on kidnappers who abduct a group of young people, one of whom is revealed to be the titular character.

It seems Radio Silence’s upcoming film will follow in the footsteps of Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man and Adam McKay’s Renfieldwhich are movies taking on Universal’s legendary monsters in a new, modern direction.

Giancarlo Esposito was recently seen reprising his role as Moff Gideon in season 3 of The Mandalorian and stars in the ongoing Prime Video series The Boys. He will next be voicing characters in the Russo brothers’ Electric State and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, as well as acting in Ti West’s MaXXXine and Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis.

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