You may or may not be aware of all the online chatter lately regarding an Interview with a Vampire remake. Anne’s son, Christopher is penning the script. Such chatter inevitably leads to casting conversations, and at times, debates. Josh Boone, writer/director, made his opinion on the matter of Lestat quite clear on Twiiter.
— Josh Boone (@JoshBooneMovies) May 4, 2016
I completely agree with Mr. Boone!! The possibility of seeing Jared as Lestat is almost too exciting for my brain to contemplate. And it is perfect casting. After all, Jared stopped aging decades ago! Just hit up Google for proof if you don’t believe me.
Anyway, thinking about Lestat got me thinking about Louis. I personally loved Brad Pitt as Louis in the original movie starring Tom Cruise so it took me awhile to mentally cast someone new. HOWEVER, inspiration struck. BEN BARNES. Did you see him as Dorian Gray? If not, do yourself a favor. The entire time I was watching the movie I kept thinking, “this kid should play a vampire!” So why not play Louis?