Robert Downey Jr: The Next Lestat Du Lioncort?

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It started with Twilight.

It's continuing with The Vampire Diaries.

Now, the blood-sucking craze in Hollywood is spreading to one of the best actors around.

Robert Downey Jr. is in negotiations to bring Lestat Du Lioncort back to the big screen, as Universal Pictures is looking to reboot Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles.

Lestat was the lead character in both movie adaptations of these beloved novels. Tom Cruise took on the role in 1994's Interview with the Vampire; while Stuart Townsend played him in the 2002 film adaptation of Queen of the Damned.

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Robert Downey Jr. has battled substance abuse problems for most of his life. But the actor's craft has never suffered. His talent has shown through in films such as Soapdish, Wonder Boys and Iron Man.

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