Anton Yelchin Stakes His Claim in 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

You can't keep Anton Yelchin away from the vampires.

The "Fright Night" star is returning to familiar (and unholy) territory as he's signed on to join the cast of Jim Jarmusch's indie bloodsucker drama, "Only Lovers Left Alive," according to Deadline.

Plot details on the film are being kept under wraps, though the basic story follows a centuries-long love affair between two star-crossed vampires. Yelchin will be joining a cast that includes Mia Wasikowska as well as Jarmusch alums Tilda Swinton ("The Limits of Control," "Broken Flowers") and John Hurt ("The Limits of Control," "Dead Man").

There's no word yet on what kind of character Yelchin will be playing (alive or undead), though since he's got some "fearless vampire killer" experience after "Fright Night," maybe it's time for him to see how the other half lives (or, rather, un-lives)?

Anton Yelchin has come a long way since he played little Bobby Garfield in Scott Hicks' weirdo adaptation of Stephen King's "Hearts in Atlantis" way back in 2001. He's recently received acclaim for his performance in last fall's "Like Crazy" and has been providing some amusing voice work lately in both "The Smurfs" (as Clumsy Smurf) and "The Pirates! Band of Misfits." He's also become quite the franchise darling, having played a young Kyle Reese in "Terminator: Salvation" and a young Pavel Chekov in "Star Trek."

Yelchin recently wrapped the still-untitled "Star Trek" sequel, which will hit theaters on May 17, 2013, and will soon be seen in the title role of director Stephen Sommers' adaptation of Dean Koontz's novel, "Odd Thomas."

Meanwhile, wait a minute -- Jim Jarmusch is making a vampire movie?! This we gotta see. Production on "Only Lovers Left Alive" commences this summer.