Renfield: Release date, trailer, cast, plot & more

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Renfield and Dracula are about to skulk onto our screens, so here’s everything we know about the new film, from its release date and trailer, to its cast, plot, and other details.

Halloween season may be long over, but that doesn’t mean that our love for horror icons has to end. From horror films like Nope and Barbarian still causing a storm, to the Evil Dead Rise trailer just being released, the spooky and macabre is still terrifying cinema-goers.

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And now, while an upcoming film may lean more into the horror-comedy than full-on horror, it still looks to be just as iconic. Renfield, a new comedy about Dracula’s main henchman, is on its way to cinemas, with its trailer having just been released today.

Despite a number of things being kept under wraps about the movie, here’s everything we know so far.

Renfield release date: When is it coming out?

Renfield is set to be released on April 14, 2023, by Universal Pictures. It will be released in cinemas.

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This means that there’s only a few weeks left to wait, so if you’re wanting to read the Dracula book or watch any previous adaptations, now is the time to start.

Renfield trailer: Is there a trailer?

Yes, a trailer has been released, featuring the plot, jokes, and action of the upcoming Renfield film.

And of course, Dracula’s appearance is built up until the very end, so stay tuned for that.

Renfield cast: Who is starring in the film?

The Renfield film has a star-studded cast of talented action and comedic actors, including but not limited to:

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  • Nicholas Hoult as Renfield
  • Nicolas Cage as Dracula
  • Awkwafina as Rebecca Quincy
  • Ben Schwartz as Teddy Lobo
  • Adrian Martinez as Chris Marcos
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo as Ella
  • Bess Rous as Caitlyn
  • James Moses Black as Captain J. Browning
  • Caroline Williams as Vanessa

People seem to be the most excited about Nicolas Cage’s appearance as Dracula, as the internet went wild when some first images of him in costume were released.

Renfield plot: What will happen in the film?

The synopsis for Renfield is thus: “Count Dracula’s lackey Renfield finds a new lease on life in modern day New Orleans when he falls in love with Rebecca Quincy, a feisty but perennially aggressive traffic cop.”

The film will comedically focus on the toxic relationships between arguably the most famous servant and master duo in all of literature, while bringing a new interpretation to it.

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The film, while a horror-comedy, is also seemingly an action film, as Renfield has been given supernatural abilities by Dracula, which he uses to fight criminals. So while the film likely won’t be a superhero-esque one – though Nicolas Holt is known for playing the Beast in the X-Men prequels – we can still expect some fun action. Especially when Dracula himself gets thrown into the mix.

According to Renfield director Chris McKay, this film is the only direct sequel to exist for Tod Browning’s film Dracula, which was released way back in 1931. He even tried to get this fact into the marketing.

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Speaking to Collider, he said: “To me, this is the only real direct sequel with the Dracula and the Renfield of that movie. I wish they’d use that in the marketing. I think that would’ve been a funny way of positioning this movie. The longest time between the original movie and the sequel, beating Psycho or whatever.”

This article will be updated when we learn more.

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