Jackie Earle Haley: The Next Freddie Krueger?

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A Nightmare on Elm Street remake is on the way.

But who will don the long, dangerous fingernails of Freddie Krueger?

The most recent rumors attach Jackie Earle Haley - who plays Rorschach in the upcoming Watchmen movie - to the role of this iconic dream-stalking child murderer.

Freddie was originally played by Robert Englund, but sources told IGN he turned down the part in this remake; Billy Bob Thornton has also been rumoured for the role.

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Jackie Earle Haley

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Jackie Earle Haley was a child star, following his work in the Bad News Bears. Later in life, was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Little Children.


Fun Fact: The actor started working in TV commercials at age 6 and has two kids: Christopher (born in 1986) and Olivia (born in 1998).

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