Reuters reports on recent casting for Nightmare remake

Posted on: April 24, 2009 at 3:56 AM

Reuters has reported on the recent casting additions to Platinum Dunes’ A Nightmare on Elm Street:

“Nightmare” beginning for trio of actors
By Borys Kit Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Like lambs to the slaughter, “Twilight” actor Kellan Lutz, “Terminator” TV show star Thomas Dekker and Rooney Mara have joined the cast of the reimagined version of 1984 horror movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”

Lutz, who is in negotiations, would play a popular school jock.

Dekker will play an alpha male trying to get back together with his girlfriend. Mara plays a girl who can’t wait to leave town after graduation. Those young dreams will prove to be dust as the duo join Kyle Gallner, in the role played by Johnny Depp in the original movie, as fodder for slasher Freddy Krueger, being played by Jackie Early Haley.

The New Line film is being directed by Samuel Bayer.

Lutz played Emmett Cullen in “Twilight,” a role he is reprising for the sequel, “New Moon.” He also appeared in “90120” and “Generation Kill.”

Dekker starred on the Fox series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” He next appears on the big screen in “My Sister’s Keeper” with Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin.

Mara will appear this year in “The Winning Season” with Sam Rockwell and “Youth in Revolt” with Michael Cera.

(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)