Samuel Bayer's Elm Street Reboot Finds its Nancy Thompson
The remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street has seen quite a few casting announcements as of late, and tonight is no different. Horror fans across the interwebs have been waiting with bated breath for the name of who will be going toe-to-toe with Freddy Krueger. Who will be taking on the role of Nancy Thompson? Well, the horror junkies at Bloody Disgusting received the scoop that Urban Legends: Bloody Mary actress Rooney Mara is in final negotiations to star as the "average," hometown teen Nancy. As we already announced previously, Jakie Earle Haley will play Freddy Krueger and Samuel Bayer will direct this.
Freddy Krueger, a serial child molester who is murdered by his parents, returns to terrorize teens in their dreams with only his burnt, blistered face and a four-pronged razor glove. Nancy Thompson is this deranged spectre's arch-nemisis. She definitely has the look, but will she have the chops to not only go head-to-head against Krueger, but head-to-head with Jakie Earle Haley? That's Rorschach, don't you know? In Wes Craven's original 1984 Nightmare on Elm Street, Nancy was played by Heather Langenkamp, who went on to star again in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and the TV show "Just the Ten of Us".