David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse In "Fright Night" Remake

6/14/2010 Posted by Admin

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David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse In "Fright Night" Remake

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim


Former "Doctor Who" star David Tennant and rising young actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse ("Superbad," "Kick-Ass") have joined the cast of the "Fright Night" remake for Dreamworks Pictures.

According to Reuters: David Tennant, best known for starring in the BBC series "Doctor Who," and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are joining the cast of "Fright Night," a remake of the cult 1985 film.

The original film followed Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale), a young man who is convinced his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige (Chris Sarandon) is a vampire and seeks the help of his girlfriend (Amanda Bearse), his nerdy and condescending friend Evil Ed (Stephen Geoffreys) and aging horror actor turned late night TV host Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall) to help him.

The new film, scripted by Marti Noxon and directed by Craig Gillespie, moves the action to Las Vegas. Tennant will take on the Peter Vincent role, which has been reimagined as a Las Vegas magician and self-proclaimed vampire expert whose show revolves around horror-movie imagery.

Anton Yelchin stars as Charlie, a teen convinced that his new neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. Toni Collette is the teen's disbelieving mom, who falls under the vampire's spell.

Mintz-Plasse will play the Evil Ed role, the nerdy friend who ends up joining Dandrige (Colin Farrell).

Tennant was fantastic on “Dr. Who,” and I’m glad to see him moving on to other roles. Mintz-Plasse should fit in well with Yelchin, who is no stranger to remakes, having taken part in the “Star Trek” reboot.

Filming kicks off in July.

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2 comments:

  1. Hrushi said...

    Somehow Tennant doesn't appeal much to me. He's often out of the role he's playing.
    Also do re-makes really work as expected?
    But re-tweet surely works! ;)
    http://twitter.com/thehrushi/status/16191609749

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