For his next role, Jackie Earle Haley will be combining his experience of scaring minors (Little Children) with his ability to get lost in costume (Watchmen).
It’s just been announced that the Oscar nominee will be taking over the role previously linked to the unforgettable Robert Englund. Haley will now be the new face of Freddy Krueger for A Nightmare on Elm Street.
The horror series - which has already birthed nine installments - is being brought back to life by New Line and Platinum Dunes (Michael Bay’s production company). Samuel Bayer has been tapped to direct the film while Kyle Gallner (The Haunting in Connecticut) has been cast as one of Freddy’s targets.
Production on the film is scheduled to begin next month.
Read More | Variety
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Alvin and the Chipmunks: You can look forward to a few new characters in the family-oriented sequel. Chuck‘s Zachary Levi has signed on to play Jason Lee’s cousin in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. (Yes, Squeakquel.) Meanwhile, the furry little guys will be introduced to Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor (a.k.a. the Chipettes) - their female rivals/counterparts.
UPDATE: Another producer on the film is now denying that the report is true.
Is Lindsay Lohan setting herself up to be the next scream queen?
According to Just Jared, the 22-year-old will be following up her Razzie Award-winning performance in I Know Who Killed Me with another horror film. Lohan has just agreed to star in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
“We were lucky to receive a call from Jason Weinberg, Lindsay’s manager,” producer Andrew Form told JustJared.com. “He called us to tell us that Lindsay was very interested in the film and wanted to be a part of it. We called Jason back after Wesley Strick finished the script and asked if Lindsay wanted to look at the first draft. She looked it over and loved it. She thought this was the perfect vehicle for her.”
Although I have a hard time believing there are people out there born after the ‘70s, I understand there are many who’ve never even heard of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Fortunately for them, there will soon be a remake.
Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine - the creators behind the “Ask A Ninja” web shorts - have taken on the challenge of retooling the cult classic. Although the update’s budget will undoubtedly be larger than the original’s (the first film reportedly cost less than $100,000), it’s unclear how far the writers will deviate from the 1978 storyline.
The movie about murderous fruit spawned three sequels including Return of the Killer Tomatoes and Killer Tomatoes Strike Back. (George Clooney‘s career managed to survive an appearance in the former.) No target date for the redo has been announced.
Read More | Hollywood Reporter
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