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Let the Right One In remake cast

LetTheRightOneIn.jpgLet the Right One In, the remake that's currently running with the title of Fish Head and looks set to be called Let Me In, has gathered a cast together, and there's not a Philip Seymour Hoffman in sight.

The three leads have been chosen, and they all seem rather good choices, something everyone I'm sure can agree on.

In the original Let The Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) (Filmstalker review), we saw the story of a young boy who is living a rather lonely life befriend a girl that has moved in next door. She's not like other girls he's met, and there's something that draws them both together.

She lives with her Dad who seems a very strange man and leaves her alone at home a lot. To add to the strangeness of it all, she only ever comes out at night, cannot feel the cold, and often smells terrible.

All this points to something the audience will realise quite quickly, and if you haven't seen the film I'd rather let you discover it for yourselves by watching the excellent original as soon as possible. Mind you, I wouldn't worry if you already know, it's not a big surprise or anything.

The new casting, according to Variety, sees Richard Jenkins playing Hakan, the elderly man looking after the strange girl who will be played by Chloe Moretz, with Kodi Smit-McPhee playing the young, lonely boy.

Moretz will most likely be known for Kick-Ass when it gets released, and Smit-McPhee is building on his outing on The Road. Jenkins you're sure to know, but I last saw doing well in The Visitor (Filmstalker review).

The original was a superb film, and I'm working through the book just now, I just hope that they really do it justice and deliver something worthy of that film. Now thinking of the cast list it would seem that they aren't that far off delivering something worthy.

Concerns? Well there might be two, but they are very weak and don't really deserve to put a tainted light on the film. First is that it's a Hammer production, and in the old days they weren't really the high end of production, but this is a new Hammer now, and they are out to prove themselves.

The second? Matt Reeves, the director of Cloverfield (Filmstalker review), an enjoyable film, but he too is moving into unfamiliar territory. I have high hopes though.

What do you think? Have you seen the original and how do you feel about remakes? Could this one work?



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