The name Imogen Poots might sound vague and slightly hilarious but it belongs to a serious, up and coming British actress who just landed the female lead in DreamWorks’ Fright Night. According to HeatVision, the actress has joined the cast that currently includes Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, David Tennant and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
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. Yelchin will star as Charley a role that was previously played by William Ragsdale and Poots will star as his girlfriend who’s part of the popular crowd at their school. She’s completely oblivious to Charley’s history as a nerd and begins to date him under false pretenses.
In the 1985 version, Charely’s girlfriend was portrayed by Amanda Bearse of Married With Children fame. Poots, has appeared in several films during her career including, V for Vendetta, 28 Weeks Later, Me and Orson Welles, and the upcoming Centurion.
Fright Night is directed by Craig Gillespie and begins production this summer in New Mexico.
What do you think of Imogen Poots as the latest cast member to join Fright Night? What do you think of the cast as a whole?