Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

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  1. Velocity

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    A guy on the radio said that this is the first instance of the actor being uglier than the character he's playing.
     
  2. nx1701g

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    ^ We do have to give him credit for one thing: he was married to Angelina Jolie.
     
  3. Pingfah

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    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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    ^ 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.
     
  5. Nerdius Maximus

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    Fucking reboots and remakes.
     
  6. Aragorn

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    Here's another one. Candyman, which is all of 16 years old right now, is being eyed for a remake.
     
  7. Nerdius Maximus

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    Oh, for crying out loud. That's ridiculous.
     
  8. The Naughty List

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    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.
     
  9. Aragorn

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    There's another rumor that Candyman will be white because they don't want to offend any blacks.