Samuel Bayer's Elm Street Reboot Finds its Nancy Thompson

April 23, 2009
Source: Bloody Disgusting

Rooney Mara

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".

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Should've been someone who looks like pure innocence. The girl, emily browning(?) from Uninvited would work.

Ryderup on Apr 23, 2009


I agree with #1.

Fisherr on Apr 23, 2009


Dont forget someone who can act genuinely scared. Emily Browning is just hot. She can't act for shit. They would need someone that is both hot and can act.

Tim on Apr 23, 2009


Heather Langkencamp was also in Wes Craven's New Nightmare - don't you know. Thanks for the news, good casting calls so far

Conrad on Apr 23, 2009


#3 HA good luck with that!

d1rEct on Apr 24, 2009


"Freddy Krueger, a serial child molester who is murdered by his parents," someone needs to get their story straight.......he was burned to death by the parents of the town after he was set free on a legal loophole! that's why his face is burnt and the bolier room is from where he took the kids to molest them. sounds like this is doomed from the get go!

thejugfather on Apr 26, 2009


If Jakie acts the same as he did in Semi Pro I will see this. All he wanted was his money, please Will someone just give him his money.

Bizzaro on Apr 27, 2009

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