The saying may be “Father knows best”, but in the case of Matt Reeves’ upcoming Let the Right One In redux, entitled Let Me In (which happens to be the same name of the novel on which both films are based), it appears that Mother knows quite a bit as well.
Back in July Chloe Moretz’s mom posted in vague terms on the IMDB message boards that her young daughter had nabbed the part of vamp girl Abby, and today that report has been confirmed.
Along with Moretz, who is no stranger to remakes, having appeared in both The Amityville Horror and The Eye, THR’s Heat Vision Blog states that Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) and Richard Jenkins (pictured, The Cabin in the Woods and Six Feet Under) have joined the cast as well.
The film follows an overlooked and bullied boy named Owen (Smit-McPhee) who finds love and revenge through Abby (Moretz), a beautiful but peculiar girl with the weight of the world on her shoulder who turns out to be a vampire. Jenkins plays the girl’s adult ward, a character known as Hakan in the original film.
Overture had been in talks with the rising kid-actors over the summer but was trying to work out the adult component that best served the triangular combination, with an eye on scheduling and chemistry. Principal photography begins this fall in New Mexico. Hammer Films and Spitfire Pictures are the production entities behind the pic.
Looks like things are shaping up pretty nicely for this project so far. Keep it here for more on Let Me In as it comes.
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