Okay, well, maybe not street cred, but Eclipse director David Slade is racking up his goth points by casting Bauhaus front man Peter Murphy for a cameo role.
If you're totally clueless as to who Peter Murphy is, or who or what Bauhaus was (aside from being a German art school and successive movement, it was also the name of a proto-goth band in the 80s), don't be alarmed, it was all before your time. David Slade (pictured above) is just trying to be cool attract an older male audience to his entry in the Twilight Saga.
With Twilight and New Moon catering to a largely female and tween demographic, it's easy to see why the director of such violent, testosterone-centric films as Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night would be interested in injecting some old-school rock and roll into the young franchise. But that doesn't mean the cameo will be out of place.
Murphy, the so-called Godfather of Goth, who used to rise from coffins onstage and drive a hearse, is appropriately portraying a vampire in the new film.
"He plays a vampire in a flashback sequence," explained Eclipse actor Billy Burke. "I didn't get to see any of it, but all reports from the director David Slade, and everyone around say he just kicked ass. I'm real excited to see it."
You'll have to wait until next year to see it, when Eclipse hits theaters on June 30, 2010.