Actor Corey Hawkins has starred in many roles since his Walking Dead character Heath disappeared from the storyline. In season 7, Heath went on a supply run with Tara (Alana Masterson), came up missing, and was never heard from again. Now, Hawkins will play a new role in what looks to be a fantastic new chapter on the story of Dracula in a movie titled The Last Voyage of the Demeter.
Hawkins has had roles in Straight Outta Compton, BlacKkKlansman, and The Tragedy of Macbeth; all three Oscar-nominated films. He also received an Emmy nomination for his performance in Survive. With all of his success, he hasn’t received top billing in a film until now. The Last Voyage of the Demeter sees Hawkins as Clemens, a physician refused a job due to his race who books passage on the Demeter to make his way back to England.
The supernatural horror is directed by André Øvredal, known for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The film is an adaptation of the single chilling chapter “The Captian’s Log” from Dracula, written by Bram Stoker in 1897. This film has been in development for decades, with the final script penned by Zak Olkewicz, who, along with original screenplay writer Bragi F. Schut are credited.
This chapter in Dracula’s story tells of strange events aboard a Russian schooner Demeter. The ship was chartered to carry a private cargo of 50 unmarked crates from Carpathia to London. The story follows the crew as each night, their paranoia grows as crew members begin to vanish as an unseen presence terrorizes them all.
The Last Voyage of the Demeter release date and cast
The Last Voyage of the Demeter will release in theaters on August 11, 2023.
Hawkins will play Clemens, and Javier Botet as Dracula, with additional cast members, David Dastmalchian, Liam Cunningham, Aisling Franciosi, Jon Jon Briones, Stefan Kapičić, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Woody Norman, Martin Furulund and Chris Walley.
On August 29, 2023 The Last Voyage of the Demeter released on digital video-on-demand. A head of the streaming release, viewers can rent the movie for $19.99 on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, iTunes, Vudu, and Redbox.
The Last Voyage of the Demeter trailer
Below Collider had the opportunity to sit down with Hawkins, prior to the SAG strike to talk about the new movie.
What else does Corey Hawkins star in?
Hawkins is well known for his roles In The Heights, 6 Underground, Kong: Skull Island, Dust (podcast series), and 24: Legacy.
Next, he will star in the musical adaptation of The Color Purple with fellow TWDU actor Colman Domingo (Victor Strand on Fear the Walking Dead). This film will release on December 25, 2023.
Deadline has recently reported that Hawkins has also been cast in a Netflix film adaptation of August Wilson’s play The Piano Lesson. The film also stars John David Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Fisher, Danielle Deadwyler, and Michael Potts. The story follows the Charles family and takes place during the aftermath of the Depression in 1936. The movie will chronicle the lives of the Doaker Charles family and the family piano, an heirloom with designs carved by an enslaved ancestor.