For the naysayers who thought DreamWorks might not be taking its Fright Night remake seriously enough, check out the names of the two latest stars to sign up for the film: Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell as Jerry and Emmy winner Toni Collette as Mrs. Brewster.
Per THR’s Heat Vision Blog the two join Anton Yelchin in the new version, which sticks to the original concept of a teen (Yelchin) being convinced that his new neighbor is a vampire, though no one will believe him.
Farrell has the plum role of the vampire, named Jerry, who on the surface appears to be a cool guy but is really preying on the neighborhood. Chris Sarandon played the role in the 1985 pic.
Collette is Yelchin’s mom, who at first disapproves of the new arrival but changes her attitude when she meets the magnetic man and — surprise — doesn’t believe her son when he tries to tell her Jerry is a vampire.
As we reported previously, Lars and the Real Girl‘s Craig Gillespie has officially signed on to take the directorial reins and will be shooting from a script by Marti Noxon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). Michael De Luca and Alison Rosenzweig are producing.
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