John C. Reilly is gearing up to put on some fangs in the upcoming vampire fantasy CIRQUE DU FREAK, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Reilly, John Hutcherson and Chris Kelly are in negotiations to topline the fantasy for Universal Pictures. Reilly would play Larten Crepsley, a centuries-old vampire and owner of a giant spider named Madame Octa. Paul Weitz will be directing based on a screenplay he wrote while Lauren Schuler Donner is set to produce the flick.
Plot Concept: The story follows two best friends (Hutcherson, Kelly) who visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a giant deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices that result in vampire servitude and vampirism itself.