Australian actor Sam Reid has been tapped to star as Lestat in Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire series for AMC and AMC+. The series, based on Rice’s book, is slated to begin production on its eight-episode first season later this year for premiere on AMC and its sister streamer AMC+ in 2022.
The book famously was turned into a 1994 movie starring Tom Cruise, who played Lestat, and Brad Pitt as Louis.
Rolin Jones, who co-created and served as showrunner for the first season of HBO’s Perry Mason, is the creator, writer and showrunner of Interview with the Vampire. Jones, who has an overall deal with AMC Studios, will executive produce alongside Mark Johnson, Anne Rice and Christopher Rice.
Reid most recently appeared in Foxtel’s Lambs of God, alongside Ann Dowd, Essie Davis and Jessica Barden, and prior to that in the four-part SBS series The Hunting. He’ll next be seen in the The Newsreader alongside Anna Torv for Australia’s ABC and in the feature film The Drovers Wife, which premieres at the 2021 Melbourne International Film Festival.
Reid is repped by Curtis Brown, WME and Independent Management Company.
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