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Old August 14 2008, 04:20 PM   #16
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Re: Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

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And Englund's probably too old by now.
Thornton isn't much younger - he's 53.
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Old August 14 2008, 04:41 PM   #17
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Old August 15 2008, 12:22 AM   #18
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Englund ... really is too old
How do you figure that? He can't be seen under the makeup. It's not like he's not up to it physically. So what's the issue?
Besides, 61 isn't old. Look at Stallone and Ford.
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Old August 15 2008, 02:05 AM   #19
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Can't they wait five minutes before doing a remake these days...
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Old August 15 2008, 02:15 AM   #20
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Re: Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

Hey, in music "How Do I Live Without You" had versions by Tricia Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes come out at the exact same time.

Maybe it's only a matter of time before moviegoers can decide if they want to see "John Grisham's The Partner," starring Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly and directed by Ridley Scott; or "John Grisham's The Partner," starring Ashton Kutcher, Heidi Montag and directed by Brett Ratner.
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Old August 15 2008, 02:15 AM   #21
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Re: Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

A guy on the radio said that this is the first instance of the actor being uglier than the character he's playing.
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Old August 15 2008, 05:04 AM   #22
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^ We do have to give him credit for one thing: he was married to Angelina Jolie.
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Old August 15 2008, 01:28 PM   #23
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Re: Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

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Englund ... really is too old
How do you figure that? He can't be seen under the makeup. It's not like he's not up to it physically. So what's the issue?
Besides, 61 isn't old. Look at Stallone and Ford.
They are presumably going to want to make more though and starting the franchise with a 61 year old actor is not a good idea. They made Freddie Movies for 20+ years, there's every chance Englund is not gonna be able to do it at 81.
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Old August 15 2008, 02:54 PM   #24
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^ You also have to factor in that a lot of actors/actresses from the 80s/90s era are retiring from acting work. I read that that's one of the reasons Rick Moranis isn't returning for the Ghostbusters game.
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Old August 15 2008, 05:00 PM   #25
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Re: Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

Fucking reboots and remakes.
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Old August 16 2008, 04:01 AM   #26
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Re: Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

Here's another one. Candyman, which is all of 16 years old right now, is being eyed for a remake.
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Old August 16 2008, 04:58 PM   #27
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Here's another one. Candyman, which is all of 16 years old right now, is being eyed for a remake.
Oh, for crying out loud. That's ridiculous.
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Old August 16 2008, 05:28 PM   #28
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Re: Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

Wasn't Freddy only in his late twenties or so when he was burned by the townspeople? I guess it doesn't matter if it's a reboot though.
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Old August 16 2008, 06:13 PM   #29
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Here's another one. Candyman, which is all of 16 years old right now, is being eyed for a remake.
Oh, for crying out loud. That's ridiculous.
There's another rumor that Candyman will be white because they don't want to offend any blacks.
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