Nosferatu remake adds bewitching Anya Taylor-Joy

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Sep 3, 2019, 7:30 AM EDT (Updated)

Anya Taylor-Joy is in talks for Nosferatu, a remake of the 1922 classic horror film that largely introduced the modern vampire to audiences, Variety reports. The film would reunite the actress with director Robert Eggers.

The pair worked together on The Witch, a breakout role for Taylor-Joy. She'd go on to star in Split -- she'll also be in the sequel, Glass -- and is currently filming New Mutants, the X-Men spin-off where she stars as Magik, the mutant sorceress and younger sister of Colossus.

Eggers, who is writing and directing the remake, reportedly sought Taylor-Joy for Nosferatu from the start, and he and Studio 8 are willing to work with her busy schedule.

The original Nosferatu was a loose and unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, which introduced the "Nosferatu" as a synonym for vampire, and Count Orlok took the place of Dracula. Taylor-Joy is being targeted for the role of Ellen Hutter, who herself was an analogue of Mina Harker.