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Imogen Poots joins Fright Night

Imogen Poots has been cast as the female lead in Fright Night.

The British actress will join Colin Farrell, Toni Collette and Star Trek's Anton Yelchin in the remake of the 1985 cult vampire movie, Collider reports.

The story revolves around teenager Charlie (Anton), who becomes convinced that his charismatic neighbour (Colin) is a vampire, but no one believes him.

Imogen will play Charlie's girlfriend, part of the popular crowd and unaware of his earlier life as a nerd.

Toni plays Charlie's mother, who starts dating Colin's character.

Doctor Who star David Tennant is to play Peter Vincent, a Las Vegas magician whose show revolves around horror movie imagery.

Superbad's Christopher Mintz-Plasse has been cast as Evil Ed, a nerdy friend of Charlie's, who he stops talking to when he becomes cool.

Craig Gillespie is directing the remake and Buffy The Vampire Slayer's Marti Noxon has penned the script. Shooting is due to begin this summer.

Imogen's first major film appearance was in 28 Weeks Later and she has since been in Solitary Man with Michael Douglas and Jesse Eisenberg. She starred with Aaron Johnson in Chat Room, which premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and also has a role in Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of Jane Eyre, starring Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska.

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