Russell Crowe is Dracula in Eli Roth’s Harker

Hostel and Cabin Fever director Eli Roth signs up for Harker, in which Russell Crowe will play Dracula.

Dracula Harker Eli Roth

Dracula Harker Eli Roth
Director Eli Roth at work.

According to Deadline, Russell Crowe has signed up to Warner Bros’ Harker, not to play the title character but to play Count Dracula, who in this take on the tale is being tracked by Scotland Yard detective Jonathan Harker – not quite the peevish solicitor of the book.

Cabin Fever and Hostel director Eli Roth is also in talks to direct, making him the second gore/slasher director to take on Bram Stoker’s Dracula mythos in recent months – the first being of course The Descent‘s Neill Marshall on the Viggo Mortensen starring Last Voyage Of The Demeter.