Billy Bob Thorton is Freddy Krueger in the remake?

Posted on: August 13, 2008 at 8:53 AM

Showbiz Spy reported today that Robert Englund confirmed Billy Bob Thorton (Sling Blade, Pushing Tin, Mr. Woodcock) will portray Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake. No official confirmation has been given or released yet. Stay tuned!

Special thanks to Christopher Fedail!

Update: Bloody-Disgusting discounted the above report as false, taken from an iF Magazine interview. During their interview with Englund, the following is stated:

iF: I heard you mention that Billy Bob Thornton would be a good Freddy for the new remake. Is this a name the production company is considering, or someone you think would be good in the part? Why do you think he’d make a good Freddy?

ENGLUND: I heard this rumor from a journalist at a press conference during Comic Con. I think Billy Bob is a terrific actor. I’ve been a fan since Evening Shade.