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Renfield: Nicholas Hoult has shared the deleted dance sequence

Renfield star Nicholas Hoult has shared the dance sequence that was deleted from the final cut of the film

Universal’s Dracula comedy Renfield (read our review HERE), starring Nicolas Cage as Dracula and Nicholas Hoult as his titular lackey, didn’t light up the box office when it reached theatres last weekend. So far it has only pulled in just over $12 million… and those are the worldwide numbers. So there probably aren’t a whole lot of you who have seen the movie to know that the dance sequence Hoult shared on social media last Friday is a deleted scene… but trust us, the dance sequence isn’t in the movie. Here it is online:

Based on a treatment written by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Renfield was directed by Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War) from a screenplay by Ryan Ridley (Rick and Morty). In Bram Stoker’s novel DraculaR.M. Renfield was an inmate at a lunatic asylum who was thought to be suffering from delusions but actually is a servant of Dracula.

In this film, Renfield has been serving the bloodsucker for centuries, and now he has grown sick and tired of his centuries as Dracula’s lackey. The henchman finds a new lease on life life and maybe even redemption when he falls for feisty, perennially angry traffic cop Rebecca Quincy.

McKay has said that the dance sequence and other deleted scenes are expected to be included on the film’s Blu-ray release.

Cage and Hoult are joined in the cast by Awkwafina as traffic cop Rebecca Quincy, Adrian Martinez as her traffic cop partner Chris, Shohreh Aghdashloo as a feared crime lord named Bella, Ben Schwartz as Bella’s son Teddy Lobo, Bess Rous as “people in toxic relationships” support group member Caitlyn, and James Moses Black as Captain Browning. ’80s horror icons Caroline Williams and William Ragsdale also appear in the film – and Williams is hoping for an extended cut so “people will get to see all my scenes and a fuller performance from me!”

While Universal is developing several monster projects, they were excited to get Renfield into production first. According to Deadline, the story’s “mix of humor and action was something the studio was looking for because so many of the other properties have more of a horror element to them.” 

Kirkman, who has described the film as “a violent comedy”, produced Renfield with David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst of Skybound Entertainment, alongside McKay’s producing partner Samantha Nisenboim.

Renfield was rated R for bloody violence, some gore, language throughout, and some drug use.

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