Washington, Jan 12 : Salma Hayek will mark her comeback to acting with the horror pic "Cirque du Freak."
The actress has signed on to star in the Universal Pictures' movie opposite John C. Reilly in what will be her first role after taking a brief hiatus to have her baby.
Reilly will play a vampire who drafts a 14-year-old to serve as his assistant.
The youth is turned into a half-vampire and becomes the catalyst in a battle between vampires and the rival Vampanese.
Hayek will play Madame Truska, the bearded lady.
Paul Weitz is directing the film, which is based on the best-selling 12-book children's series by Darren Shan.
He is also producing alongside Lauren Shuler Donner, reports Variety.