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Chris Sarandon in Fright Night Remake

Here at Dread Central we are very big fans of Chris Sarandon’s portrayal of Jerry Dandridge in Tom Holland’s original Fright Night, and while we wait to see how Colin Farrell delivers with his incarnation of the bloodsucker in Dreamworks’ re-imagining (due out August 19th, 2011 now instead of October 2011), it looks like Sarandon is supportive of passing the torch on to Farrell.

Word just came in from a trusted source close to the production that Sarandon does indeed have a cameo in the new flick, and we couldn’t be happier to hear that. No official word has come from the studio yet, but let’s keep our fingers crossed we get to check out Sarandon in 3D next summer!

In this new telling Colin 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. Christopher Mintz-Plasse is playing Brewster’s best friend, Evil Ed; “Doctor Who”‘s David Tennant will be playing Peter Vincent; Sandra Vergara will play Vincent’s assistant; Imogen Poots is popular high school senior Amy; Emily Montague will play Doris, a victim of the head vamp in Vegas; and Toni Collette is on board as Charlie’s mom.

Synopsis
“Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.”

Chris Sarandon in Fright Night Remake

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