EXCL: John Connor Versus Freddy Krueger


We’ve got the scoop on the latest casting

There are still plenty of roles left to fill in the upcoming A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot. Jackie Earle Haley and Kyle Gallner are officially locked, the former playing Freddy Krueger. Tonight, ShockTillYouDrop.com has learned Thomas Dekker is in final negotiations to join the cast as “Jesse,” a jock on the swim team.

The star got his start in the horror biz as young David in John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned, later he landed the coveted role of John Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on Fox. On the features-front, he appeared in From Within and will be seen in next week’s DVD release Laid to Rest, directed by Rob Hall. He recently wrapped the horror-comedy All About Evil in San Francisco.

Platinum Dunes is overseeing the production of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Samuel Bayer rolls cameras on the film next month in Chicago. Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are producing. Warner Bros./New Line will distribute on April 16, 2010.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor