David Tennant and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, each seen here attempting to one-up the cockeyed grin of the other, have joined the cast of Dreamworks' remake of the 1985 horror Fright Night. I'll let Heat Vision go into the details, because I have so very, very little to say about this development.
Tennant and Mintz-Plasse join Anton Yelchin as Charlie, a teen convinced that his new neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. Toni Collette is the teen’s disbelieving mom, who falls under the vampire’s spell.
Tennant will play Peter Vincent, a character who in the original movie was played by Roddy McDowall as the host of a late-night horror show. In the remake, he’s a Las Vegas magician whose show revolves around horror-movie imagery. Vincent claims to be a vampire expert, but when the teen turns to him for assistance, he’s less than helpful.
Mintz-Plasse is playing Evil Ed, Yelchin’s friend who feels slighted that Charlie has left his nerdy past behind and thus joins the vampire’s coven.
The theme of this latest casting session must have been "actors who will be eternally connected to that one notable role they played."