Billy Bob Thornton Eyed to Be Freddy Krueger in 'Nightmare' Remake

August 12, 2008 05:05:11 GMT

Rumor has it that Angelina Jolie's ex-husband may take over Robert Englund's most memorable character, Freddy Krueger, in 'Nightmare on Elm Street' reboot.

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Providing a follow up to the report stating that Nightmare on Elm producer Brad Fuller wants a new Freddy Krueger for the remake, latest news concerning the casting of the iconic kids killer proposed that Billy Bob Thornton is being considered to take the part. This speculation allegedly has been sparked by Krueger's original depicter himself, Robert Englund.

Talking to a late night radio show Loveline in promotion of his horror comedy "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer", the 61-year-old confessed that he has heard talks about the possibility of Thornton to slip on the red and black-stripped sweater for the role. Despite Englund's remark on the subject, Thornton's possible involvement should still be considered as a rumor, especially since no word is coming out from Platinum Dunes.

"Nightmare on Elm Street" is a reboot of Wes Craven's 1984 horror classic. It will relive once again the terror spread by Krueger when he attacks his victims through their dreams. Written by Wesley Strick, the movie will be produced by Michael Bay, Fuller and Andrew Form.


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posted by starchild on Oct 26, 2009
l hope billy bob does a good job other wise it would SUCK
posted by starchild on Oct 26, 2009
hell look what brian singer did to superman returns GEEZ
posted by starchild on Oct 18, 2009
what the hell?
posted by starchild on Oct 18, 2009
a x-mas sweater yea rite
posted by starchild on Oct 18, 2009
a x-mas sweater yea rite
posted by starchild on Oct 18, 2009
hell carl vs freddy? who would win?
posted by starchild on Oct 18, 2009
hell look at the remake of friday the 13th?
posted by starchild on Oct 18, 2009
hell robert is old 2 ok
posted by STARCHILD on Oct 18, 2009
posted by starchild on Oct 18, 2009
u got to be freaking kidding me CARL AS FREDDY GEEZ
posted by hooah on Feb 15, 2009
what the ****
posted by sam on Feb 06, 2009
no man. use robert englund. this movie is gunna ruin it for the world if its not the original
posted by tenneal on Feb 02, 2009
you suck
posted by andrew on Nov 18, 2008
a new movie will be cool but the original where like cool with the old actor
posted by freddy vs jason 2 on Sep 20, 2008
no make both of them
posted by superharbor66 on Sep 09, 2008
oh my god if micheal bay does it i will blow my brains out and haunt his dreams as Kruger for as long as he lives
posted by scanny on Aug 14, 2008
By the way to the writer of this article, the sweater is red and green. Also, I hope Billy Bob lives up to Robert's performance as Freddy.
posted by bob on Aug 12, 2008
what a joke! someone just PSed his pictures to hot ones and then uploaded to the famous rich men seeking affairs club ***S u g a r b a b y d a t e. cccccccccccccc o m***.. you know it is a rich men seeking sugar babies site.. so he is said to seek an extramarital relationship there! lol

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