Jackie Earle Haley Signs On As New Freddy Krueger

05/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jackie Earle Haley has gone from Little Children to teen tormentor.

The Oscar-nominated actor will don Freddy Krueger's signature striped sweater in the upcoming revamp of A Nightmare on Elm Street, New Line's attempt to scream new life into the 25-year-old slasher-flick franchise.

Cameras are expected to start rolling May 5 in Chicago, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which first learned that Haley would be fitted for Robert Englund's razor glove.

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