Padalecki in for 'Friday' remake


Jared Padalecki is in final negotiations to star in the remake of "Friday the 13th" that Platinum Dunes is producing for New Line and Paramount.

Marcus Nispel is directing from a script by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are producing.

Paramount released the original "Friday" in 1980, introducing horror icon Jason with a brief appearance. The remake will focus on the serial killer, who will wear his now-iconic hockey mask. Padalecki will play the lead, who investigates what happened up at Crystal Lake.

Cale Boyter and Guy Stodel are overseeing for New Line. A release is planned for -- what else? -- Friday, Feb. 13, 2009.

Padalecki stars as Sam Winchester on the CW's "Supernatural," and his film credits include "House of Wax" and "Cry Wolf." He next appears as Thomas Kinkade alongside Peter O'Toole and Marcia Gay Harden in Lionsgate's "Home for the Holidays," slated for a December release and based on the life of the artist and his painting "The Christmas Cottage."

Padalecki is represented by Artistry Management, CAA and attorney Michael Fuller.