British actress Imogen Poots (“28 Weeks Later,” “Solitary Man”) has scored the female lead in “Fright Night” reports Heat Vision.
A Las Vegas-set remake of the cult 1985 classic, the story follows Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin), a young man convinced that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. He seeks the help of a horror-themed illusionist (David Tennant) to stop him.
Poots will play Charlie’s girlfriend, part of the popular crowd and unaware of his earlier life as a nerd. Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Toni Collette also star as Charlie’s best friend and girlfriend respectively.
Michael De Luca and Alison R. Rosenzweig are producing while Craig Gillespie is directing. Filming kicks off this summer in New Mexico.