Jim Jarmusch Casts Tilda Swinton, Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska in Vampire Movie

fassbender-300.jpgTerrence Malick isn't the only auteur making news on this Monday (though you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise): Jim Jarmusch -- whose last film was the poorly received The Limits of Control in 2009 -- has cast Tilda Swinton, Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska in his next feature. Which is about vampires.

According to Jarmusch, the untitled film will be a "crypto-vampire love story" -- a seeming departure (at least its supernatural-y premise) for the man behind such films as Broken Flowers and Dead Man. Meanwhile, ScreenDaily reports the film will be set "against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangiers." Right.

Swinton -- who wowed audiences at Cannes in We Need to Talk About Kevin -- will be appearing in a Jarmusch film for the third time, while first-timers Fassbender and Wasikowska are reuniting with each other following Jane Eyre. John Hurt has also been hired in a featured capacity.

Jarmusch is set to begin production in early 2012, which -- just spitballin' -- could put the film on track to debut at Cannes in 2013.

· Swinton, Fassbender and Wasikowska line up for Jarmusch's vampire story [ScreenDaily]