'Books of Blood': Meet Britt Robertson, Yul Vasquez, Anna Friel and rest of the cast of Hulu horror anthology film

The three-part horror anthology film is based on six volumes of horror short stories penned by Clive Barker and is directed by Brannon Braga. The film’s cast has garnered some excitement so let’s take a look at them


                            'Books of Blood': Meet Britt Robertson, Yul Vasquez, Anna Friel and rest of the cast of Hulu horror anthology film
Britt Robertson, Yul Vasquez, Anna Friel, and Rafi Gavron (Getty Images)

'Books of Blood' is a three-part horror anthology film that is based on six volumes of horror short stories penned by Clive Barker who's best known for his 1987 franchise-inspiring horror movie 'Hellraiser'. On August 10, Hulu had announced their upcoming film on the streaming services that will bring Baker's works to life and take watchers "on a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time". 

'Books of Blood' is directed by Brannon Braga who is known for 'The Orville'. Barker, Braga, and Adam Simon serve as writers. Barker, Josh Barry, Braga, Erica Huggins, Alana Kleiman, Jeff Kwatinetz, Seth MacFarlane, Adam Simon, Charlotte Walls, and Brian Witten serve as executive producers. The film comes from Fox 21 and Seth MacFarlane‘s Fuzzy Door, headed by MacFarlane and Huggins.

The film’s cast has garnered some excitement. Let’s take a look at who is coming your way to spook you!

Britt Robertson

Britt Robertson. (Getty Images)

The 30-year-old American actor is known for her roles as Casey Newton from 'Tomorrowland: A World Beyond', Aubrey Miller from 'The First Time', Tulsa from 'The Space Between Us' and Katie Kampenfelt from 'Ask Me Anything', for which she won a Bridgestone Narrative Competition Award at the Nashville Film Festival in 2014. The same year she also won a Festival Prize for Best Supporting Actress at the Boston Film Festival for ‘White Rabbit’, where she played the role of Julie. 

Robertson was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Beverly and Ryan Robertson. Her first appearance before an audience was while performing various roles on stage at the Greenville Little Theater in her hometown. When she was 14 years old, Robertson moved from North Carolina to Los Angeles to audition for TV pilots. She made her screen debut as the younger version of the title character in an episode of ‘Sheena’ in 2000. 

In 2015, Roberston won the CinemaCon Award for Star of Tomorrow. Her recent works include 'Little Fig', 'For The People', and 'Little Fires Everywhere'.

Rafi Gavron

Rafi Gavron. (Getty Images)

The 31-year-old British actor is best known for his role as Rez Gavron from 'A Star is Born', Dev from 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist', Josh from 'The Cold Light Of Day', and Farid from 'Inkheart'. 

Gavron was born in Hendon, London, the son of writer Martha Pichey and publisher Simon Gavron. ‘Breaking and Entering’ was his debut performance. For his role, Gavron received a nomination for the Most Promising Newcomer award at the British Independent Film Awards.

The actor was nominated for multiple awards for 'A Star is Born' along with his castmates in 2019. They were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and an OFTA Television Award for Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Limited Series. His other works include 'Snitch', 'Love is All You Need?', 'Homecoming', 'Counterpart', 'Godfather of Harlem', and 'Westworld'.

Anna Friel

Anna Friel. (Getty Images)

The 44-year old British actor achieved fame with her portrayal of Beth Jordache on the British soap opera ‘Brookside’. She came to international prominence when she played Charlotte ‘Chuck’ Charles on ABC's series ‘Pushing Daisies’.

Friel has been acting professionally since age 13. She was born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. She began her training as an actor at the Oldham Theater Workshop. Her debut role was playing the daughter of Michael Palin's character in the television miniseries ‘G.B.H.’

Friel made her film debut in ‘The Land Girls’. Her other film credits include, ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’, ‘Rogue Trader’, ‘Sunset Strip’, ‘Me Without You’, ‘Timeline’, ‘Goal!’, ‘Bathory’, ‘Land of the Lost’, ‘London Boulevard’, ‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger’, ‘Limitless’, ‘The Look of Love’, and ‘I.T.’

On television, Friel’s roles notably include titles like ‘The Jury’, ‘Odyssey’, ‘The Girlfriend Experience’, and ‘Marcella’. Her stage work includes Patrick Marber's ‘Closer’, and West End productions of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany's’ and ‘Uncle Vanya’. 

Yul Vazquez

Yul Vazquez. (Getty Images)

The 55-year-old Cuban-American actor and musician is best known for his roles in ‘Runaway Bride’, ‘Bad Boys II’, ‘War of the Worlds’, ‘American Gangster’, ‘The A-Team’, ‘Captain Phillips’, ‘The Infiltrator’, and ‘Midnight, Texas’.

Vazquez was born in Cuba. His first film role was in ‘The Mambo Kings’ in 1992. The same year, he also appeared in an episode of HBO’s anthology horror series ‘Tales from the Crypt’. Most recently, Vasquez was seen in HBO’s adaptation of Stephen King’s southern gothic novel ‘The Outsider’. Vazquez used to be the lead guitarist for the rock bands Urgent and Diving For Pearls.

Other cast members include Cory Lee, Brett Rickaby, Saad Siddiqui, Andy McQueen, Farid Yazdani, Seamus Patterson, Etienne Kellici, Catherine Burdon, and Glenn Lefchak.

'Books of Blood' releases on October 7.

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