Rumor: Is Philip Seymour Hoffman In The Let The Right One In Remake?

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Update on the Reeves-directed remake

Update: Sorry, fiends, this turns out to be a load of rubbish!

Slashfilm.com is speculating that Philip Seymour Hoffman may be joining the cast of Matt Reeves American remake of Let The Right One In, retitled Let Me In.

The web publication got a tip on the potential casting and later found Hoffman’s name listed in the cast credits on the NY Times website here. We would imagine that Hoffman would play the HÃ¥kan character from the original? Also of note, Kodi Smit McPhee (The Road) is listed as “Owen” (Oskar in the original Swedish version) and Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, (500) Days Of Summer) as “Abby” (aka Eli).

While none of this is official as of yet, it’s a sign that the production could be ramping up to start shortly with a tentative fall 2010 release date still in place. We’ll do a little more digging and see if we can confirm any of the above.

The original beloved vampire classic Let The Right One In was directed by Tomas Alfredson from a script by John Ajvide Lindqvist based upon his original novel and starred KÃ¥re Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragner, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Peter Carlberg, Ika Nord & Mikael Rahm.

The remake is being written and directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and is set in Reagan-era Colorado. Reeves is adapting from the original source novel as opposed to remaking the Swedish film. More when we hear it!

Source: Slashfilm.com, NY Times