A variety of sources have reported that actor Willem Dafoe has joined the variety of cast members currently on board the cinematic adaption of 'Cirque du Freak'.
A young boy named Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire. Defoe will play said vampire.
Defor joins fellow cast members John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, Josh Hutcherson, Chris J. Kelly and Ken Watanabe.
'Cirque Du Freak' is due out sometime in 2009.