Tennant and Mintz-Plasse join Anton Yelchin who is playing Charlie. He is a teen convinced that his new neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. Toni Collette is Charlie's disbelieving mom, who falls under the vampire's spell.
Tennant is going to play Peter Vincent, he is a character from the original movie who was originally played by Roddy McDowall as the host of a late-night horror show. In this new version, he is a Las Vegas magician whose show revolves around horror-movie imagery. Vincent says he is a vampire expert, but when the teen comes to him for assistance, he doesn't offer any help.
Mintz-Plasse will be Evil Ed, he is Yelchin's friend who is upset that Charlie has left his geek past behind and thus joins up with the vampires.
The film will be released through Disney.