Hayek will be a “Freak”

Salma Hayek as Santanico Pandemonium in FROM DUSK TILL DAWNActress Salma Hayek (whose previous genre credits include FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, THE FACULTY, and WILD, WILD WEST) has signed to appear alongside John C. Reilly in a “horror drama” called CIRQUE DU FREAK. Based on a series of children’s books, the film will begin shooting next month, with Paul Weitz directing; Lauren Shuler Donner will co-produce with Weitz.

According to Variety:

Reilly will play a vampire who drafts a 14-year-old to serve as his assistant. The youth is turned into a half-vampire and becomes the catalyst in a battle between vampires and the rival Vampanese. Hayek will play MadameTruska, the bearded lady.

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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