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Imogen Poots is the Fright Night remake's female lead. Imogen Poots.

06.19.2010

Imogen Poots. Imogen Poots. A name I can't stop repeating, like Leo at the end of THE AVIATOR.

Imogen Poots is, in fact, a lovely young British actress who will be playing the part of Anton Yelchin's lady friend in the remake of FRIGHT NIGHT.

Poots isn't exactly a newcomer -- she's had roles in 28 WEEKS LATER and V FOR VENDETTA, and appears in Neil Marshall's period pursuit movie CENTURION.

The new Vegas-located FRIGHT NIGHT stars Yelchin (stepping into the twice-worn shoes of William Ragsdale) as a teenager who's convinced that his charismatic neighbor is actually a vampire.

Colin Farrell is playing the bloodsucker, originally portrayed by Chris Sarandon (who, in a meta twist, was rumored to be playing the part of Roddy McDowall's horror host -- although that character has been altered to a Vegas stage magician, with recent Dr. Who David Tennant in the role).

The FRIGHT NIGHT update comes from director Craig Gillespie (LARS AND THE REAL GIRL) and writer Marti Noxon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel"), and also features Toni Collette and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Extra Tidbit: The FRIGHT NIGHT girlfriends were previously played by Amanda Bearse (who went on to "Married with Children") and Traci Lind, one of my personal early-90s infatuations.
Source: Heat Vision

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8:50AM on 06/23/2010
Poor girl was probably teased so bad in school with that name.
Poor girl was probably teased so bad in school with that name.
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10:25AM on 06/21/2010

Worth a view for 2 reasons:

Colin Farrell as a vampire and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Evil Ed!
Funny how the original's Amanda Bearse played Charlie's GF then the wife next-door on 'Married...' and she's actually a lesbian! That's great acting!
Colin Farrell as a vampire and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Evil Ed!
Funny how the original's Amanda Bearse played Charlie's GF then the wife next-door on 'Married...' and she's actually a lesbian! That's great acting!
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10:24AM on 06/21/2010

Worth a view for 2 reasons:

Colin Farrell as a vampire and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Evil Ed!
Funny how the original's Amanda Bearse played Charlie's GF then the wife next-door on 'Married...' and she's actually a lesbian! That's great acting!
Colin Farrell as a vampire and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Evil Ed!
Funny how the original's Amanda Bearse played Charlie's GF then the wife next-door on 'Married...' and she's actually a lesbian! That's great acting!
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3:31PM on 06/20/2010

I'm definitely against this . . .

. . . was just wondering why they aren't just giving it a different title. Are they really attracting THAT many viewers because its a "remake" ?
. . . was just wondering why they aren't just giving it a different title. Are they really attracting THAT many viewers because its a "remake" ?
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12:22PM on 06/20/2010

Movie is going to "suck"

Little Irish midget man with caterpillars for eyebrows is a horrible choice to play Jerry. That and some of the other choices in story and direction, blah! At least we have the inevitable Blu-ray Re-Release of the original to look forward to.
Little Irish midget man with caterpillars for eyebrows is a horrible choice to play Jerry. That and some of the other choices in story and direction, blah! At least we have the inevitable Blu-ray Re-Release of the original to look forward to.
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8:27AM on 06/20/2010

Imogen Poots...

... Doesn't everybody?
... Doesn't everybody?
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3:13AM on 06/20/2010
Think I would have gone with a stage name.
Think I would have gone with a stage name.
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10:25AM on 06/21/2010
I've got it: Ima Takadump
I've got it: Ima Takadump
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2:50AM on 06/20/2010
Just watched the original movie tonight. I don't see how this remake could possibly even compare.
Just watched the original movie tonight. I don't see how this remake could possibly even compare.
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5:22PM on 06/19/2010
I can't see how bright lights Las Vegas is going to be able to create the same special kind of atmosphere that was in the original. This is another remake that no one asked for. No one.
I can't see how bright lights Las Vegas is going to be able to create the same special kind of atmosphere that was in the original. This is another remake that no one asked for. No one.
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3:39PM on 06/19/2010
No amount of Poots can make see this poop.
No amount of Poots can make see this poop.
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3:15PM on 06/19/2010
She's one of the more interesting up and coming British actresses around. This remake's sounding pretty intriguing right about now.
She's one of the more interesting up and coming British actresses around. This remake's sounding pretty intriguing right about now.
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2:23PM on 06/19/2010

Cute actress

unfortunate name.
unfortunate name.
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1:15PM on 06/19/2010
Imogen Poots, "Welcome to Frigghht Niggghht."
Imogen Poots, "Welcome to Frigghht Niggghht."
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