The latest actor to join New Line’s A Nightmare on Elm Street remake is Kellan Lutz who’s had a modest career outside of his role as Emmett Cullen in Twilight, and the currently filming New Moon, but it appears unless any of the Twilight actors make it big outside the franchise they will be saddled with the label for life.
Lutz joins the previously announced cast including Kyle Gallner, Thomas Dekker, Rooney Mara and Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger. Lutz will play a popular school jock, while Dekker is an alpha male trying to get back together with his girlfriend. Mara plays a girl who can’t wait to leave town after graduation and Gallner takes over the role played by Johnny Depp in the 1984 original.
The remake of the 1984 horror classic directed by Wes Craven aims to keep the high school setting and delve deeper in the psychology of nightmares and Freddy Krueger himself.
Filming is slated to begin shooting May 5 in Chicago for a April 16, 2010 release.