‘True Blood’s’ Ryan Kwanten to Play Charles Manson

Ryan Kwanten is moving on from vampires to a true life monster.

NBC reports that the True Blood stud has signed on to play serial-murder mastermind Charles Manson in an upcoming film titled The Family. Kwanten made the announcement while promoting his latest movie, the nouveau spaghetti western Red Hill.

Though the project is still in the early planning stages, Kwanten revealed that director Brad Anderson (The Machinist) is also attached to the film.

Manson is currently serving a life sentence for orchestrating several murders in the Southern California region in the late ’60s, including that of actress Sharon Tate.

Do you think Kwanten has what it takes to convincingly play Manson? Check out Manson’s interview with Tom Snyder below and let us know in the comments section.