McLovin’ and Doctor Who have signed on to star in DreamWorks’ Fright Night remake. According to THR, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and David Tennant have joined the cast that currently includes Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, and Toni Collette. With the roles of the awkward teen, suave vampire, and clueless mother already filled who will the new guys play?
The new Fright Night will stick to the original premise of a teenager who’s convinced that his neighbor is a vampire even though no one believes him. Tennant will star as Peter Vincent, who was played by Roddy McDowall in the 1985 version but instead of being a late night TV host he’ll be a Las Vegas magician whose show revolves around horror-movie imagery. Vincent claims to be a vampire expert, but when the teen turns to him for assistance, he’s less than helpful.
Mintz-Plasse will play Yelchin’s friend Evil Ed, who feels slighted that Charlie has left his nerdy past behind so he decides to move over to the dark side with the vampires. It’s great that they’ve managed to cast all these actors in their respective roles but they’ve yet to find the right person to play Charley’s (Yelchin) love interest who was played by Amanda Bearse (yes, Marcy from “Married With Children”) in the original. They need to get on the ball with that.
What do you think of Mintz-Plasse and David Tennant joining Fright Night?