Thorton Taking on Freddy

Is Billy Bob Thorton heading on down to Elm Street?


Billy Bob Thorton is rumoured for the part of Freddy in the upcoming remake of ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’.


Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes production company plans to remake Wes Craven’s horror classic with a fresh focus on the psychology of Krueger and elaborate CGI nightmare-scapes

Robert Englund, the original Freddy, mentioned to reporters that Billy Bob Thornton is up for the role of Freddy Krueger in the remake.

Thornton is no stranger to playing small town outcasts who commit murder having won an Oscar for his role in 1996’s Sling Blade.