Imogen Poots Cast as Female Lead in the Fright Night Remake
by Alex Billington
June 19, 2010
Another pretty face getting her breakout Hollywood role. British actress Imogen Poots (seen in 28 Weeks Later, Cracks, Solitary Man, Centurion) has been officially cast (confirmed via Heat Vision) as the female lead in DreamWorks' remake of the 1985 vampire comedy Fright Night. Poots joins Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, David Tennant and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The movie centers on a teen (Yelchin) convinced that his new neighbor is a vampire. Michael De Luca and Alison R. Rosenzweig are producing, Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) is directing, and shooting starts this summer down in New Mexico.
This casting was actually first revealed at Bloody-Disgusting a few days ago, where they say that Poots plays a character named Amy, popular high school senior who "needs to get nasty" by the finale (I assume they mean the "climax" of the movie, pun intended). Essentially, she plays Yelchin's girlfriend, who is "part of the popular crowd and unaware of his earlier life as a nerd." Sounds like a fun role. This remake is shaping up quite nicely with an impressive cast at least and the potentially to be quite entertaining. I actually really like Poots and I hope this gives her a chance to get some good recognition in front of US audiences. Stay tuned!