Imogen Poots is how I describe the sounds my body makes after consuming too many Taco Bell burritos. It is also the name of the 21-year old British actress recently hired as the female lead in DreamWorks’ upcoming remake of the 1985 horror-comedy Fright Night.
Originally directed by Tom Holland (Child’s Play), Fright Night’s plot centers around Charley Brewster, a small town horror fan, who is convinced that his new neighbors are vampires.
The remake, directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) and penned by Marti Noxon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), is set in Las Vegas and stars Anton Yelchin (Terminator: Salvation) as Brewster and Colin Farrell (Ondine) as the vampire Jerry Dandridge.
Poots (28 Weeks Later) will play Brewster’s girlfriend Amy. She joins a cast that includes Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick Ass) as Charlie’s BFF “Evil” Ed Thompson, David Tennant (”Dr. Who”) as vampire-killer/Vegas magician Peter Vincent, and Toni Collete (The Sixth Sense) as Charley’s mom.
Fright Night goes into production this summer in New Mexico. It will arrive in theaters on Oct. 7, 2011.
The original Fright Night made Clatto’s list of 15 Vampire Movies That Won’t Make You Gay.