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Perlman is Elvis?

10.30.2008

Ron Perlman The folks over at AICN recently sat down with Paul Giamatti and he not only revealed that he'll be starring as Col. Parker in director Don Coscarelli's BUBBA NOSFERATU AND THE CURSE OF THE SHE-VAMPIRES, his follow-up to his cult hit BUBBA HO-TEP in which Bruce Campbell starred as a retired Elvis fighting evil monsters, but that, since The Chin has decided not to reprise his role as Elvis, they've managed to get character actor extraordinaire Ron Perlman interested. Here's a snippet:

Quint: Cool, so I guess you have an announcement. That’s the whole point of doing this, so let’s hear it.

Paul Giamatti: (laughs) No, definitely. We want to get this thing done, BUBBA NOSFERATU. I saw HO-TEP when it came out and I used to say in interviews when people asked me which director I wanted to work with I would say “Don Coscarelli” and nine times out of ten, they would go “Who the hell is that?”

Quint: Which makes you fucking badass, by the way.

Paul Giamatti: Are you kidding me? He’s fuckin’… and a lot of people thought I was kidding when I would say it, too. “I’m not kidding. I’m totally serious!” I saw BUBBA HO-TEP and it’s one of my favorite movies. I loved it and then somebody finally showed him some interview in which I said that and he called me up. I went and met him and he’s a great guy, you know?

Quint: Yeah, on top of his movies being fantastic, he’s the nicest person in the world, hands down.

Paul Giamatti: And his movies are amazing. They are totally unique, you know? So then he asked me if I was interested in doing this one and I was just like “You have got to be kidding me. Yeah, absolutely!” I said, “I have a little production company and we can help you guys do this” and he brought me in onboard and now we have got Ron Perlman interested in playing Elvis.

Read the rest of the pretty cool interview over HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Perlman fractured a rib during the subway scenes on the original HELLBOY.
Source: AICN

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