Connie Britton – who starred alongside Ron Perlman in Larry Fessenden’s freezing cold The Last Winter – has joined the cast of New Line Cinema’s A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot that is currently filming in Chicago for release on April 16, 2010. She will play the mother of Nancy Thompson (Rooney Mara). She stars alongside Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Thomas Dekker, Rooney Mara, Kellan Lutz, Katie Cassidy and Clancy Brown in the film being helmed by commercial director Samuel Bayer. The premise centers on Freddy 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. Don’t forget to check out the first image from behind-the-scenes.