It seems that Platinum Dunes may have found its leading nightmare man for its upcoming remake. According to Bloody-Disgusting, Jackie Earle Haley is entering final negotiations to portray Freddy Krueger in Platinum Dunes' new remake, A Nightmare on Elm Street.

It was reported by Latino Review in February that Haley was indeed locked to play Krueger, and while that wasn't exactly the case back then, it seems to be moving towards reality now. Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that an official announcement should be expected as early as next week.

A Nightmare on Elm Street was said to start production at the end of this month in Chicago, with Samuel Bayer directing.

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UPDATE: (4/3/09 1:30 PM PST)Bloody-Disgusting is now reporting that Kyle Gallner (The Haunting in Connecticut) has joined the A Nightmare on Elm Street cast as well.

It was said he will play the role of Quentin, a podcast host and seen as the equivalent of Johnny Depp's character in the original film.