Katie Cassidy is the Latest Elm Street Reboot Victim

Katie Cassidy played a trash-talking, bitch of a demon on the CW show Supernatural, but that was TV. She’s graduated to the big time since, with roles in the recent “Black Christmas” horror remake, and now … another horror remake? Oh well, someone’s gotta do it. Cassidy is joining the cast of Platinum Dunes’ “A Nightmare on Elm Street” reboot, which is currently gearing up for production in Chicago sometime next month for a April 16, 2010 debut.

According to STYD, Cassidy will play a character name Kris in the movie. That’s pretty much all we know. And since Rooney Mara has already nabbed the leading lady role, I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that Cassidy’s due for a date with Freddy’s knives.

Besides being late of Supernatural, Cassidy is also formerly of Harper’s Island, a show almost no one saw and is probably destined for cancellation very soon. She will join a cast that includes “Watchmen’s” Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, Thomas Dekker, Rooney Mara, and Smallville’s Kyle Gallner as some of the young vics — er, I mean, characters.

Music video vet Samuel Bayer will make his directorial debut on the remake for Michael Bay’s production company.