Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz and Richard Jenkins will star in Let Me In, Matt Reeves’ English-language adaptation of Swedish arthouse hit Let The Right One In that Overture Films will release in the US.
Hammer Films acquired the remake rights to Let The Right One In at Tribeca in 2008. The Hammer Films production is scheduled for a 2010 release in the US through Overture. Hammer’s parent company Exclusive Film Distribution is handling worldwide sales.
Principal photography on the vampire story is scheduled to commence in November in New Mexico with Jenkins, who starred in Overture release The Visitor, playing the lead adult character known as Hakan in the 2008 original.
Playing the two adolescents are Smit-McPhee, who will soon be seen opposite Viggo Mortensen in The Road, and Moretz, who most recently starred in the breakout hit 500 Days Of Summer.
Let Me In is a contemporary tale about a young boy who befriends a strange irl newly arrived in his neighborhood.
Hammer’s Simon Oakes, Guy East and Nigel Sinclair are producing with Donna Gigliotti and Swedish producers John Nordling and Carl Molinder from the original.
Alex Brunner and Tobin Armbrust from Hammer will serve as executive producers along with John Ptak, Philip Elway and Fredrik Malmberg.
Overture’s executive vice-president of production and acquisitions Robert Kessel will oversee production for the studio.
Let Me In is the first film in a two-film co-production, financing and distribution agreement between Overture Films and Exclusive Media Group.