From Rorschach to Freddy Krueger, Jackie Earle Haley is taking on the role of the the gruesome Freddy Krueger in the reboot of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

“Looking at his performance in ‘Watchmen,’ here’s a guy playing a character under a mask yet you feel tremendous empathy for him,” said Bayer of the actor. “And in Nightmare,’ he is going to be under prosthetic make-up. You have to feel something for the character. The greatest villains are multi-dimensional and I think he will bring that to the character.”

The movie begins filming May 5, 2009 in Chicago.

via THR

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  1. April 6, 2009 at 9:26 am — Reply

    hmmm can’t really see it myself although I was pleasantly surprised with his performance in watchmen… will need to hold judgement on this for a bit

  2. Kirby
    April 7, 2009 at 3:36 pm — Reply

    wow, he’s full circle huh?
    (scroll to bottom of page for those who don’t know anything)

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