'Nightmare' is only beginning for them

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Like lambs to the slaughter, "Twilight" actor Kellan Lutz, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" star Thomas Dekker and Rooney Mara have joined the cast of New Line's re-imagined "A Nightmare on Elm Street," being directed by Samuel Bayer and produced by Platinum Dunes.

Lutz, who is in negotiations, would play a popular jock.

Dekker will play an alpha male trying to get back together with his girlfriend. Mara will play a girl who can't wait to leave town after graduation.

They join Kyle Gallner as fodder for slasher Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley).

"Nightmare" is slated to begin shooting May 5 in Chicago.

Lutz played Emmett Cullen in "Twilight," a role he is reprising for the sequel "New Moon," which is shooting in Vancouver. He is repped by Innovative.

Dekker, with ICM and the Schiff Co., next appears on the big screen in New Line's "My Sister's Keeper."

Gersh-repped Mara has "The Winning Season" and "Youth in Revolt" coming out this year. (partialdiff)
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