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Robert Downey Jr as Lestat?

Could Robert Downey Jr be following up turns as Sherlock Holmes and Tony Stark with a little fang action?

According to the lads at Bloody Disgusting who got a bead on some info, it looks like the Iron Man star is seriously considering the role of the vampire Lestat.

Universal, it seems, has noticed the fact that the toothy brooders are fairly popular with audiences these days, and is now looking to restart adaptations of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles.

The iconic Lestat has been played twice on screen so far - by Tom Cruise in 1994's Interview With The Vampire (below) and less successfully by Stuart Townsend in 2002's Queen Of The Damned.

There's nothing yet on which of Rice's books will be plucked to get Lestat back, or whether Downey J r will finally sign on.

But he's certainly an intriguing choice for a fang pack member...

[Source: Bloody Disgusting ]

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