Eric Bogosian has been cast in the upcoming series Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire, AMC announced March 17. The Succession and Talk Radio actor will play Daniel Molloy, “an investigative journalist nearing the end of his career who’s given a second chance at the interview of a lifetime.”
According to AMC, the series based on Anne Rice’s iconic and bestselling novel “follows Louis de Pointe, Lestat De Lioncourt, and Claudia’s epic story of love, blood and the perils of immortality.”
Bogosian joins the previously announced Sam Reid (The Newsreader) as Lestat, Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones) as Louis, Bailey Bass (Avatar 2) as Claudia, and Assad Zaman (Hotel Portofino) as Rashid. Interview With the Vampire Season 1 will consist of seven episodes and debut later this year on AMC and AMC+.
“In 1988, I hit my mom up for money three times to see Talk Radio in the movie theaters,” creator, showrunner, and executive producer Rolin Jones (Perry Mason, Friday Night Lights) said in a statement. “I count Eric Bogosian as one of the half dozen artists who made me want to do this for a career. He is, for me, the dented car fender of the American Soul and I can think of no better actor/writer alive to play this role. I’m in total frothing geek mode about his casting.”
Bogosian wrote and starred in the play Talk Radio in 1987, for which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award. In the 1994 film also based on Rice’s book, Bogosian’s character was played by Christian Slater. It also starred Tom Cruise as Lestat, Brad Pitt as Louis, Antonio Banderas as Armand, and Kirsten Dunst as Claudia.
The Many Saints of Newark director Alan Taylor will direct the first two episodes and executive produce the AMC series. Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Halt and Catch Fire, Rectify), the late Rice, and her son, author Christopher Rice, are also executive producers.
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