According to the blokes over at Moviehole, young actor Kodi Smit-McPhee, who will be seen as Viggo Mortensen’s young son in the post-apocalyptic “The Road” very soon, tells an Aussie newspaper that he’s auditioned and is up for the role of the 12-year old lead in Matt Reeves’ remake of the Swedish horror movie “Let The Right One In”, since retitled “Let Me In”.
The Swedish original, based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, was directed by Tomas Alfredson, and follows a bullied 12-year old boy who makes friends with his new next door neighbor — a young girl who just happens to be an old vampire. You know, that old story. I remember when I made friends with Bigfoot. As it turns out, he was just misunderstood, though that doesn’t really explain why he had a pile of bones in his closet, but never you mind that.
The American remake, to be directed by Reeves and produced by J.J. Abrams, will transplant the story to a Colorado town. Expect it in 2010.
McPhee is currently filming the Aussie comedy “Love and Mortar” with Chuck’s Yvonne Strahovski.
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