Colin Farrell flies into Fright Night

Those of us who are fans of the 1985 Tom Holland film Fright Night have been nervous over who could possibly be cast for the role of the vampire Jerry Dandrige, played by Chris Sarandon. Now DreamWorks speaks out, announcing that Colin Farrell will be taking on the role in the Craig Gillespie directed film. He’s the latest addition to the cast that already includes Anton Yelchin and United States of Tara‘s Toni Collette.

He’ll play the charming, scheming bloodsucker who moves in next door to horror fanatic Charley Brewster (Yelchin). While Charley tries to warn those around him that Jerry’s really a threat, no one believes him. And then the vampire starts to put the moves on Charley’s mother (Toni Collette) (Empire Online).

Marti Nixon wrote up the script for the DreamWorks picture, aiming to start principal photography sometime later this year. Farrell not only is jumping on Fright Night but is taking on one of the leading roles in the Seth Gordon directed film Horrible Bosses, reports Deadline. Filming for that comedy, starring Paul Rudd, will begin shortly after Fright Night is wrapped up.

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