Box office superstar Tom Cruise ("A Few Good Men," "The Firm") stars in the hotly anticipated adaptation of Anne Rice's gothic novel. A vampire living in contemporary New Orleans decides to share with a reporter his 200 years of desire, love, yearning, grief, terror and ecstasy existing as the "undead." Academy Award-winner Neil Jordan ("The Crying Game") directs an all-star cast, including Brad Pitt ("Thelma & Louise," "A River Runs Through It"), Christian Slater ("Pump Up the Volume," "True Romance"), Antonio Banderas ("Philadelphia"), and Stephen Rea ("The Crying Game"). Both a boxoffice sensation ($39,000,000 in its opening weekend!) and critical success (Variety calls this "an intelligent, darkly voluptuous reading that rises to pulsating life...").