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Nightmare On Elm Street' New Freddy Krueger is a Former Child Star

October 29, 2009

For decades, Hollywood cast the person they thought would bring in the most money for a movie role, often resulting in some odd choices (Vince Vaughn in "Psycho," Kevin Costner in "Robin Hood," Keanu Reeves in virtually everything) that were largely rejected by audiences. But now, it's the 21st century, and the Internet has made film more of a conversation than a monologue. From Michael Chiklis as The Thing in "Fantastic Four" to Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in "Wolverine," several high-profile castings of the last few years have begun online — and Jackie Earle Haley couldn't be happier.

The first I heard about it was people were suggesting me on the Internet for the part of Freddy. And I thought that was pretty cool," remembered Haley recently, speaking to MTV about his upcoming "Nightmare on Elm Street" reboot while wearing the iconic red-and-green sweater. "I wasn't sure who they had talked to, or what was going on." Read More