Jackie Earle Haley gets first Nightmare co-star
Kyle Gallner, the co-star of The Haunting in Connecticut who is familiar from CW series Smallville and Veronica Mars, has signed on to play a key teen role in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Earlier this month, producers also confirmed widespread fan rumors that Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) would play Freddy Krueger.
Platinum Dunes, the production company behind recent remakes like Friday the 13th, has hired former music-video director Samuel Bayer to helm the new movie. The producers have promised a darker take on Freddy Krueger, insofar as a movie about a disfigured child molester with knives for fingers can get darker.
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