Anaya bloody good for ‘Van Helsing’

Thesp engaged for gothic tale

Universal Pictures has cast Spanish actress Elena Anaya (“Talk to Her,” “Sex and Lucia”) in Stephen Sommer’s gothic action extravaganza, “Van Helsing.”

She will play Aleera, one of Dracula’s brides, the movie’s bad girl and Kate Beckinsale’s nemesis.

Anaya is repped in the U.S. by Sherry Morales at Endeavor and, internationally, by Katrina Bayonas, CEO of Kuranda Management Intl., the international agent and manager of Penelope Cruz since the very beginning of Cruz’s career.

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