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Let Me In begins

11.02.2009

After crushing New York with the unnamed monster of CLOVERFIELD, director Matt Reeves is scaling it down for LET ME IN, an Americanization of the outstanding Swedish vampire movie/novel LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.

The remake from Overture and the reincarnated Hammer Films is now underway in Albuquerque, New Mexico (with the setting itself apparently shifted from the originally planned wintry Colorado). The story follows a young outcast who falls for his new neighbor, an unusual but captivating girl who turns out to be a vampire.

Kodi Smit-McPhee (THE ROAD) and Chloe Moretz ((500) DAYS OF SUMMER) play the leads Owen and Abby (formerly Oskar and Eli), with Richard Jenkins (THE VISITOR, "Six Feet Under") playing the young girl's guardian.

New names on the cast list include Elias Koteas as the policeman, Cara Buono (“The Sopranos”) as Owen’s mother and Sasha Barrese (THE HANGOVER) as Virginia.

The press release also includes the following statements:

The filmmakers note that while the new film will pay respect to the original Swedish version, they intend to forge a unique identity for LET ME IN, placing it firmly in an American context. "This project is very personal to Matt as it is to the many passionate fans of the original story," said Simon Oakes, President and CEO of Hammer Films. "The brilliance of that story deserves to be seen by audiences on a wide scale and we are excited that the pieces are in place to make that a reality."

Extra Tidbit: Albuquerque: the Hollywood of New Mexico.
Source: Overture

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