David Tennant, best known for
starring in the BBC series “Doctor Who,” and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are joining the cast of “Fright Night,”
DreamWorks’ remake of the cult 1985 film.
Tennant and Mintz-Plasse join Anton Yelchin as Charlie, a teen convinced
that his new neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. Toni Collette is the teen’s disbelieving mom, who falls under the
Tennant will play Peter Vincent, a character who in the original movie was played by Roddy McDowall
as the host of a late-night horror show. In the remake, he’s 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.
is playing Evil Ed, Yelchin’s friend who feels slighted that Charlie has left his nerdy past behind and thus joins the
The movie marks the first real foray into America for Tennant. He starred in the NBC pilot “Rex
Is Not Your Lawyer,” but it did not get picked up. He is repped by UTA and Independent Talent Group.
meanwhile, is continuing to show that there is life after McLovin, the character he played in his acting debut in “Superbad.”
He recently was onscreen as the Red Mist in “Kick-Ass.”
Michael De Luca and Alison R. Rosenzweig are producing
“Fright,” which Craig Gillespie is directing. Lloyd Ivan Miller, Michael Gaeta and Josh Bratman are exec producing.
movie will be released through Disney.
Fright Night is released
in the USA on 19th August 2011 and in the UK on 2nd September 2011.
EMPIRE PREVIEW DAVID TENNANT AS PETER VINCENT:
David Tennant stars in Fright Night later this year. Get your first look at him as Peter Vincent