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Thomas Dekker Talks ‘Elm Street’ Role

Last week it was reported that horror vet Thomas Dekker (“The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) would be turning from fighting robots to going toe-to-toe with the boogeyman himself, Freddy Krueger, in New Line Cinema’s reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street. At the red carpet premiere for Rob Hall’s new slasher film Laid to Rest (on DVD Tuesday from Anchor Bay), Dekker talked very briefly about his possible role as “Jesse”.
I am in final negotiations,” confirming earlier reports that he would be tackling one of the teen roles. “It would be the role of Jesse. It’s a good script and I was very impressed.

Look, I have my feelings about remakes, but… it’s Freddy Krueger!” (laughs) “It’s like, come on! Give me a break!

It’s not much, but hey, it’s nice to hear it straight from the horses mouth…

He will join the previously announced Jackie Earle Haley (Freddy Krueger) and Kyle Gallner (Quentin) in the film that follows Krueger, a serial child molester murdered by angry parents, who returns with a burnt face and a razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams.

New Line Cinema has the reboot slated for release on April 16, 2010.

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