Saturday, April 4, 2009

How Sweet. Fresh Meat

So what your saying is that the tough kid that gave Walter Matthau crap and hit on Tatum O' Neal in the 70's grew up to be a Superhero P.I. and then a deformed serial killer who haunts your dreams?

Jackie Earle Haley Is Freddy Krueger In ‘Nightmare’ Reboot; More Castings

There's only one name that was ever legitimately rumored to be up for the role of Freddy Krueger in the new Platinum Dunes reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street, and that name is Jackie Earle Haley. Haley was first rumored to be up for the part by Latino Review back in February, and now, after Bloody-Disgusting received the exclusive that he was officially in-talks for the role, it's been confirmed that Haley will indeed play Freddy Krueger.

Jackie Earle Haley has been around since the '70s where he appeared in The Bad News Bears, but after that he disappeared for a long, long time. He stormed back into sight with his Academy Award nominated performance as a pedophile (practicing for Freddy?) in Little Children. Most recently he was the man that brought the iconic Rorschach to life in Zack Snyder's Watchmen.

With filming for the Wesley Strick scripted A Nightmare on Elm Street set to start filming next month in Chicago, the deal almost didn't get done as Haley is currently working on the TV show Human Target. Thankfully, schedules were looked at and adjusted to make it all work out. [...]

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