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    Universal has released the first trailer for the horror comedy Renfield. In the film, Nicholas Hoult plays Dracula’s henchman, Renfield. The Count, embodied by Nicolas Cage, has given him special powers. However, this obliges him to serve Dracula. The trailer shows Renfield seeking support from a support group to escape a “toxic relationship” with his boss.

    Also starring alongside Cage and Hoult are Awkwafina and Ben Schwartz. Chris McKay directed the screenplay by Rick and Morty writer Ryan Ridley, based on an idea by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. The film will start in German cinemas on April 20th.

    Renfield is also the subordinate of Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s novel. He is supposed to help him turn the main character Jonathan Harker’s wife into a vampire. In return, Dracula promises him immortality. In previous film adaptations, the role was embodied by, among others, Dwight Frye, Klaus Kinski and Tom Waits.

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