Jackie Earle Haley is moving to Elm Street, signing to star as iconic killer Freddy Krueger in New Line and Platinum Dunes’ relaunch of “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010.”
Full details on this 2010 Horror remake are available here on our blog. Speculation was arising that Robert Englund would, and should, be in the remake.
However, its now clear this really isn’t a remake at all, but the film will be about the events leading up to the local neighbors killing Freddy, as they took out revenge on the creepy killer, putting an end to his terror on the city.
New Line decided last year to relaunch the movie series centered on the iconic killer, who haunts the dreams of teenagers and kills them in their sleep. Krueger was played by Robert Englund in the 1984 original, spawning nine films and two TV series in what was New Line’s most lucrative franchise until “The Lord of the Rings.”
Haley starred in “Watchmen” as Rorshach and will next be seen alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Phoenix Pictures’ “Shutter Island,” directed by Martin Scorsese.
I’m still including Billby Bob Thornton in the film till I hear different.
The New Freddy
Jackie Earle Haley .. you old timers kicking the age of 35 plus will remember him best as “Kelly” from The Bad News Bears.