Thesp lands male lead in Neil Jordan pic

EXCLUSIVE: Caleb Landry Jones has landed the male lead in “Byzantium” directed by Neil Jordan.

The pic currently stars Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton and is based on the Moira Buffini play.

Story revolves around a mother and daughter who are vampires and arrive in a small British town revealing their secret to the town. Jones plays a teenager dying of leukemia which in turns forces him to struggle with his mortality, causing Saorsie Ronan’s character to struggle with her own immortality.

Buffini also penned the script with Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley producing.

Jones was most recently seen in Fox’s “X-Men: First Class” and can be seen next in the Universal/Working Title co-production “Contraband” starring Mark Wahlberg.

He is repped by Paradigm, Untitled and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman.

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