Adam B. Vary
April 23, 2009 AT 08:37 PM EDT

EW has confirmed that actress Rooney Mara (Urban Legends: Bloody Mary) is in final talks to join the cast of the new A Nightmare on Elm Street as the heroine Nancy. She would join Watchmen star Jackie Earle Haley as villain Freddy Krueger, as well as Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Kyle Gallner (The Haunting in Connecticut) as fellow victims of Freddy’s dream-invading murderous rampage. The news of Mara’s involvement was first reported by horror fansite Bloody Disgusting.

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Jackie Earle Haley to play Freddy Krueger
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