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Chris Sarandon Appearing in Fright Night Remake
The original Jerry Dandridge has a role in the new film
By Rob Vaux
October 01, 2010
Chris Sarandon as the vamp Jerry Dandridge in the cult classic FRIGHT NIGHT(1985).
© Columbia Pictures
Chris Sarandon has a role in the new version of Fright Night, a source close to the production has confirmed. The producers and stars had been very tight-lipped about the presence of any original cast members in the remake.
Early reports had Sarandon playing Peter Vincent—the would be vampire killer who reluctantly aids a local teenager in battling a creature of the night—but those rumors were soon shot down.
Dr. Who’s David Tennant will be playing Vincent. However, producers have definitely secured a part for Sarandon, providing the first concrete casting link between the old film and the new. The exact nature of the role—and whether it’s just a cameo or something more substantive—have yet to be revealed.
The Fright Night remake is scheduled for release in 2011.