She is the final cast member signed to a roster that already includes Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Toni Collette. The plot is very similar to the 1985 film, with high school senior Charlie (Yelchin) convinced that his next-door neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. Poots will play Charlie's girlfriend who is part of the popular crowd and unaware that Charlie used to be a nerd. She eventually succumbs to the charms of the vampire next-door and is turned into a creature of the night.
The horror film begins shooting this summer in New Mexico.