According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kellan Lutz (Twilight) is joining the cast of the new A Nightmare on Elm Street movie.

The film is being directed by Samuel Bayer, produced by Platinum Dunes and it will be released through Warner Bros.

RELATED: Kylie Jenner Collabs with Freddy for A Nightmare on Elm Street Cosmetics Collection

Lutz is slated to play a popular school jock in this horror film reboot that features kids being tormented by dream stalker Freddy Krueger (Jackie Early Haley).

A Nightmare on Elm Street will start shooting May 5 in Chicago. It is set to be released on April 16, 2010.