'Twilight's' Kellan Lutz and 'Terminator's' Thomas Dekker find a 'Nightmare'
Rooney Mara also join the new 'Elm Street' cast
Director Samuel Bayer already found his new Freddy Krueger in Jackie Earle Haley and now it's time to round out the cast with some victims for the highly-anticipated reboot of "A Nightmare on Elm Street." And, not surprisingly, two actors from popular franchises are joining the horror flick: "Twilight's" Kellan Lutz and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" Thomas Dekker.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lutz would play a "popular high school jock" and Dekker is on board as an "alpha male" attempting to get back together with his girlfriend. Also joining the cast is Rooney Mara (the upcoming "The Winning Season" ) who will play a girl literally dying for graduation day so she can get out of town.
New Line previously announced that Kyle Gallner would step into the role Johnny Depp played in the original 1984 picture.
Lutz is currently shooting "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" in Vancouver, reprising the role of Emmett Cullen he originated in the blockbuster "Twilight" last year. "Elm Street" is already planning on scheduling his scenes for later in the shoot so he can make both films work. Lutz has also appeared on "90210" and "Generation Kill."
Dekker has finished his second and most likely final season as John Connor on the "Terminator" TV series. The 21-year-old actor was screwed out of the leading role in the upcoming remake of "Fame" because of his TV schedule, but will be seen later this summer in "My Sister's Keeper" alongside Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin.
This new "Nightmare" begins production in Chicago on May 5.
News From Our Partners
- The Telefile - The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week The Telefile - Modern Family: The Best Lines of the Night The Telefile - Fall TV 2013: What's On When
- Pop Bytes: Michael Jackson's Nephew Negates Wade Robson's Molestation Claims + More Watch Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar, Ellie Goulding + More on Hangout Festival Livestream Dumb Celebrity Quotes – Who Said This?
- Behind The Shocking 'Grey's Anatomy' Finale WATCH: Tobias Fünke's New Sizzle Reel Is Epic JLo Steals Spotlight On 'American Idol'
- What to Watch This Weekend: The Season Finales of Nikita, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, and Family Guy The Office Series Finale Review: That'll Do, Show. That'll Do. Syfy Renews Warehouse 13 for a Fifth and Final Season
- Beyonce Pregnant Again? Sources Confirm 'Epic' Star Is Carrying Baby No. 2 'Hangover 3' Red Band Trailer: Take a Walk Down a NSFW Memory Lane (VIDEO) Why 'Man of Steel' Didn't Use 'Superman' in the Title
- Amazon Picks Up John Goodman's 'Alpha House,' Computer Comedy 'Betas' 'Rapturepalooza' Trailer: Anna Kendrick Gets Seduced by Satan 'Doctor Who' Season 8: Matt Smith Confirmed to Stay Another Year?
- Hear This: Destroy This Place shows how press releases can get it right Watch This: With Beavis And Butt-head Do America, Mike Judge skewered the idiocy of cinematic adventures Cannes Film Festival: Cannes 2013, Day Two: Iranian director Asghar Farhadi chases A Separation with another stunning drama
- Weekly Ketchup: Will Smith to Star in Wild Bunch Remake? Critics Consensus: Star Trek Into Darkness is Certified Fresh Red Carpet Roundup: Star Trek Into Darkness Edition