Katie Cassidy Next To Join ‘Elm Street’ Remake

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 4:32 pm,

The type of film that the upcoming Nightmare on Elm Street remake is obviously demands a pretty large cast prime for victimization by the nightmarish villain – in this case, Freddy Krueger. There has already been a lot of casting news so far for this one, consisting of the new Krueger (Watchmen’s Jackie Earle Haley) and a few of the teen characters, namely Thomas Dekker, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara (the new Nancy) and Twilight’s Kellan Lutz.

Well, on the casting front things are certainly not showing signs of slowing down as actress Katie Cassidy has joined the roster.

Cassidy will play Kris, a character yet to be described (although I wouldn’t be surprised if she is just a pretty face that will be killed quickly and easily by Mr Krueger). If the name or the face isn’t immediately ringing any bells, she was in the TV show Supernatural for a good amount of time as well as being in such projects as the Black Christmas remake (who would have guessed it…) and the Liam Neeson’s thriller Taken.

Despite the brilliant casting of Haley as Krueger, I am still very cautious about this remake. The original film (that is 25 years old now if you can believe it) is such a classic that features one of the most stand-out characters of not just horror, but of film in general. Although, even if the remake sucks we still have the original there to enjoy, it still soils the name. I mean, for example, if you ask some young teenagers what Halloween is, a lot of them will probably first think of Rob Zombie’s dreadful remake.

I shudder to think what other remakes have done the same thing…

Expect more casting announcements as time goes on. I’m sure Cassidy will do as good or bad a job as any other actress who may have been cast, but when it comes down to it, that doesn’t really matter. All eyes will be firmly on Haley as Krueger.

What do you think of the cast brought together for this remake so far? Are you looking forward to the movie?

A Nightmare on Elm Street starts shooting this month in Chicago, and is scheduled for a April 16th, 2010 release.

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  1. yeah, i looking forward to this remake, as much as i love the original, i wont mind seeing it remade besides even if its bad, we still have the original

  2. She’s also on ‘Harper’s Island’. She looks better w/ dark hair.

    I’m waiting for a trailer before I decide if I want to see this. I just hope they don’t turn it into Tits N Guts. I love me some guts (tits, not so much) but it should be scary and gore doesn’t necessarily equal scary.

  3. Yes! I am totally hyped about the remake. Yes, I have a hard time letting go of the original. But the point to me is that they are keeping the Nightmare legend alive. Maybe not how I would like to it be, but it will appear to a whole new generation, and to me, that is the most important.Freddy lives…..

    Ohhh and P.S…….Rob’s remake of Halloween was great I thought!

  4. Every horror remake in recent memory has been terrible. Every last one of them. This is just another waste of a brilliant movie. No Englund? No thanks.

  5. Jackie Earley Haley as Freddy seems reasonable enough, but isn’t he like ten years younger than Robert Englund? Why not just bring him back? But that’s not the point. Am I excited for this? Not really. I commented on a previous story about it and I’ll say it here as well. This horror series has more potential than any other horror franchise. Why? Because it deals with the power of the human mind. In the original it is toyed with at the end when Nancy realizes she’s been giving him his power the whole time because of her fear. So why wouldn’t they try to inject some smarts into it and try to combine the horror aspects of it with a psychological thriller instead of making it a movie about a guy killing people when they sleep? Try answering those questions instead of just piling up the bodies.

    You can put however many big names you want into this movie, but I’m going to expect something like that and I’m going to want something like that because this franchise differs from all the others in that way. Will they do anything remotely questioning the power of the human mind? Probably not. Will they answer any backstory questions we may have? There is no need for that. Why try and do a remake when there is no need for it, unless you try to do something new?

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