Nicolas Cage is seen with both his natural hair and his WIG (with a cute pink clip still in) to play Dracula in the film Renfield as his pregnant wife drops by with a dog
Nicolas Cage has been seen again on the New Orleans set of his next film Renfield, in which he plays Dracula.
The 58-year-old Wild At Heart actor was still in makeup with his dark hair worn natural and, later, with his wig on as a big pink clip was still attached.
The star was out of costume and in his normal day clothes which consisted of a Buddy Holly print T-shirt and eye-catching leopard print slacks when spotted outside his trailer.
Later the nephew of 82-year-old Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola was seen being visited by his wife Riko Shibata, who is 31 years his junior.
And also seen on set was his costar, Nicholas Hoult, who looked tired after a long day of filming.
From no wig to wig: Nicolas Cage was seen on the New Orleans set of his next film Renfield, in which he plays Dracula, on Tuesday. The 58-year-old Wild At Heart actor was still in makeup with his hair natural, left, and his wig on, right, with a cute pink clip still in place
Hey, he needs his energy: At one point he was seen downing one of his energy drinks. Here he also has on his wig
Cage looked to have his own unique rocker style for this sighting.
His black-and-white T-shirt featured rocker Holly on his guitar. Buddy was a singer and songwriter who helped usher in rock n roll in the mid 1950s. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, in 1936 and created the hit songs like Everyday, Race On and That’s Be The Day until died in 1959.
The short sleeves showed off Nicolas’ collection of tattoos on his arms. He has over a dozen tats including a including Woody Woodpecker and a lizard wearing a top hat.
The leopard print slacks were black and a caramel beige as he added black boots while carrying two energy drinks in one hand.
Rock on Nic: Cage looked to have his own unique rocker style for this sighting. His black-and-white T-shirt featured rocker Buddy Holly on his guitar
His buddy: Buddy was a singer and songwriter who helped usher in rock n roll in the mid 1950s. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, in 1936 and created the hit songs like Everyday, Race On and That’s Be The Day until died in 1959
His makeup appeared to be white powder with some dark lipstick as his eyebrows were filled in for a dramatic arch.
His wife, who is reportedly pregnant with their child (it will be Cage’s third child), had on a black mask as she held their cute little purse dog, which appeared to be a Pomeranian.
Mrs Cage had on a green and yellow print Versace hoodie on over a black-and-white T-shirt with black Adidas sweatpants and white high top shoes.
Her black hair was pulled back and she seemed to have no makeup on for the set visit.
Cage’s co-star Nicholas Hoult could be seen looking tired after a long day of filming as he headed home after dark. He had on a white T-shirt and black slacks as he carried his belongings
His wife was there to support him: Later the nephew of 82-year-old Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola was seen being visited by his wife Riko Shibata, who is 31 years his junior
A Versace girl: Mrs Cage had on a green and yellow print Versace hoodie on over a black-and-white T-shirt with black Adidas sweatpants and white high top shoes. Her black hair was pulled back and she seemed to have no makeup on for the set visit
RM Renfield is out of the original 19th century Gothic novel Dracula by the Irish author Bram Stoker.
The movie takes a departure from Stoker’s original novel, set in the 19th century, and takes place in a contemporary setting instead.
He is introduced in a mental hospital being treated for ‘zoophagous mania’ which causes him to eat insects and then progressively larger animals.
As the novel goes on it emerges that he is in fact a burgeoning vampire whose condition can be traced back to other than Dracula himself.
In the book his doctor describes Renfield as being of ‘Sanguine temperament’ and ‘great physical strength’ but also being ‘morbidly excitable’ and experiencing ‘periods of gloom, ending in some fixed idea which I cannot make out.’
He sure likes to ink his body up: The short sleeves showed off Nicolas’ collection of tattoos on his arms; he has over a dozen
Just to make it crystal clear: On the back of the shirt it said Buddy Holly and featured a pair of the singer’s famous glasses
For part of the novel Renfield is willing to go along with Dracula’s machinations in order to obtain eternal life through the fulfillment of his bloodlust.
However his better nature eventually prevails and he throws in his lot with Van Helsing’s vampire hunters to fight Dracula – with tragic results for himself.
The new Renfield picture is being directed by Chris McKay who has previously helmed such films as The Lego Batman Movie and The Tomorrow War.
Onetime Rick And Morty writer Ryan Ridley penned the screenplay from a story outline by Robert Kirkman who co-created the Walking Dead comic books.
Renfield is also set to feature Awkwafina, Adrian Martinez and Ben Schwartz.
Renfield is centered around Dracula’s henchman and inmate who is confined to a lunatic asylum. Nicholas Hoult – who was also on set – will be playing the titular role.
Last week Cage definitely looked the part as he sported a bright red velvet suit and his skin was made to look very pale with the magic of on-set make-up.
See ya: Cage’s co-star Nicholas Hoult could be seen looking tired after a long day of filming as he headed home after dark
No detail was ignored as he also had sharp teeth and stiletto nails as his lips even had a bit of black pigmentation to give him more of an ‘undead’ feel.
He also sported a crimson colored dress shirt to match his suit along with a pair of deep burgundy zip up boots.
Cage accessorized with a necklace featuring a very large gold pendant and several rings on his fingers to add an extra bit of glamour to the ensemble.
His dark brown hair was slicked back and tucked behind his ears as he completed the look.
Hoult, 32, was seen in much more casual wear than his co-star but did have quite a bit of make-up on his face as he had fake blood streaming down his face and even had stains across his chest and onto his jeans.
No doubt they were shooting was quite the viscous scene as Renfield is a mental patient who devours animals out of a vampiric desire to drain power from their blood.
Back in November it was revealed that Cage would be playing Dracula as Hoult would be playing the title character.
Iconic: The first screen star to play Nicolas’s new role was German actor Max Schreck, whose character in the 1922 film Nosferatu was an unauthorized takeoff on Dracula
Throwback: The luminaries who have played the count onscreen include Bela Lugosi who is pictured with Frances Dade in the 1931 film Dracula
Bloodcurdling: Christopher Lee took on the role in 1968 (pictured with co-star Veronica Carlson)
Iconic: George Hamilton (pictured with Susan Saint James) took on the role in 1979
Actors who have previously played Renfield range from Dwight Frye in the 1930s to Tom Waits in the 1990s to Mark Gatiss last year.
Meanwhile the luminaries who have played Dracula onscreen include Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Frank Langella and Thomas Kretschmann.
The first screen star to play Cage’s new role was German actor Max Schreck, whose character in the 1922 film Nosferatu was an unauthorized takeoff on Dracula.
Nosferatu set off a scandal when Bram Stoker’s widow Florence successfully sued for copyright infringement and got almost all the prints of the film incinerated.
However a surviving print was circulated and copied until the movie went down in history as one of the reigning classics of the Silent Era.
Role: Gary Oldman starred as the Count (pictured) in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 vampire film
Spooky: Luke Evans took on the titular role in 2014’s Dracula Untold
Spooky: The most recent adaptation of Dracula came in 2020 when Claes Bang took on the role for a BBC adaptation
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