More casting has been announced for the English language remake of Let the Right One In. As we previously reported, the film entitled Let Me In will star Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, and Richard Jenkins. According to /Film, a press release has been sent out to publicize the beginning of the film’s production, and within the notice, a few casting announcements were revealed.
The film follows an overlooked and bullied boy named Owen (Smit-McPhee) who finds love and revenge through Abby (Moretz), a beautiful but peculiar girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders who turns out to be a vampire. Elias Koteas will star as a police officer, Cara Buono will play Owen’s mother, and Sasha Barrese will portray the character, Virginia. Jenkins is on board as the guardian to vampire girl, Abby.
According to the release, “while the new film will pay respect to the original Swedish version, [the filmmakers] intend to forge a unique identity for Let Me In, placing it firmly in an American context. The brilliance of [the original] story deserves to be seen by audiences on a wide scale and we are excited that the pieces are in place to make that a reality.”
Even though a lot of people are against the film being made, there should be some type of consolation in knowing that the original Swedish producers will be involved with the film. That way, if you were a die hard fan of the original, you can rest assured that some of original greatness will still be there. Let Me In is being directed by Matt Reeves, and is scheduled for release sometime next year.
What do you think of the casting additions to Let Me In?