Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins (The Cabin in the Woods ) will headline the cast of Let Me In (thankfully dropping the title Fish Head), Matt Reeves’ adaptation of Let the Right One In, when principal photography begins this fall in New Mexico. You can read more about the announcement below!
Picture: Richard Jenkins
The announcement was made today by Hammer Films Co-CEO’s Simon Oakes and Nigel Sinclair, as well as Overture Films CEO Chris McGurk and COO Danny Rosett.
Director Reeves (Cloverfield) has cast Smit-McPhee (The Road) and Moretz ((500) Days of Summer) in the two lead adolescent roles of Owen and Abby for the eagerly awaited horror feature. Jenkins will play the lead adult character known as Hakan in the original film.
Based on the bestselling Swedish novel, Lat den Ratte Komma In, by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let Me In is a contemporary vampire tale about a young boy who befriends a girl new to his neighborhood. The film is a remake of the highly acclaimed Swedish film, Lat den Ratte Komma In, also known as, Let the Right One In.
Hammer acquired the remake rights to Let the Right One In at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival where the film took home the Founders Award