Adam Sandler, Fran Drescher team up for 'Hotel Transylvania' vampire flick
Adam Sandler has signed on to voice Dracula in Sony Pictures Animation's 3D film "Hotel Transylvania," the studios announced on Tuesday.
The cast also includes Kevin James and Fran Drescher, who will portray Frankenstein and the bride of Frankenstein, respectively. Cee Lo Green, Steve Buscemi, Andy Samberg, Molly Shannon and David Spade will also lend their voices to the monster flick.
"We're thrilled to be working with Adam to create a comedic Dracula for a new generation," Sony Pictures Animation president of production Raimo-Kouyate said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com.
"We have a unique story about that iconic character, starring a phenomenal cast directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, that re-imagines Transylvania and its legendary monsters in the way that only animation can," he said.
"Hotel Transylvania" is about Dracula's "five-stake" holiday resort for monsters, which he built to shield his daughter from humans.
"Here's a little known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness; he is also a dad," the Sony press release said.
"Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit," it added. "As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world's most famous monsters - Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more -- can kick back in safety and peace."
Sandler is one of the most successful comedians in Hollywood, known for movies "Billy Madison," "The Wedding Singer," "50 First Dates," "Funny People" and "Grown Ups." He also starred on five seasons of "Saturday Night Live" during the 1990s.
"Hotel Transylvania" is slated for release on September 21, 2012.