Kyle Gallner goes from “Haunting in Connecticut” to “Elm Street” remake
By Patrick Luce Apr 9, 2009, 16:45 GMT
Kyle Gallner joins Jackie Earle Haley on "A Nightmare on Elm Street" reboot. DVD cover art from Special Edition release of 1984\'s "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
Fresh from the scares in “The Haunting in Connecticut,” Kyle Gallner has signed on to move to New Line and Platinum Dune’s remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”
Variety reports the film (described as a reboot to the hit horror franchise) will see Jackie Earle Haley handle the role of Freddy Krueger with Samuel Bayer directing. The script was written by Wesley Strick. Gallner will handle the role of Quentin – a teen boy tormented by Krueger.
The film is produced by Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. It is co-produced by John Rickard.
Freddy started haunting dreams in 1984 and sprung from the mind of horror master Wes Craven. The Freddy role was handled by Robert Englund – who helped turn the character into a pop-culture icon.
Gallner returns to the big screen in the indie comedy “Cherry,” and Fox Atomic’s upcoming “Jennifer’s Body” – which was written by Diablo Cody (“Juno”) and stars Megan Fox.