David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass, Superbad) are joining the cast of DreamWorks remake Fright Night, to be directed by Craig Gillespie.
They will star opposite Anton Yelchin as Charlie, a teen convinced that his new neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. Toni Collette will play the teen’s disbelieving mom, who falls under the vampires spell.
Tennant will play Peter Vincent, a character who in the original movie was played by Roddy McDowall as the host of a late-night horror show. In the remake, hes a Las Vegas magician whose show revolves around horror-movie imagery. Vincent claims to be a vampire expert, but when the teen turns to him for assistance, hes less than helpful.
Mintz-Plasse is playing Evil Ed, Yelchin’s friend who feels slighted that Charlie has left his nerdy past behind and thus joins the vampire’s coven.