Filming on Matt Reeves' US remake of Let the Right One In - retitled Let Me In - is now underway and more cast details have just emerged. Joining Kodi Smit-McPhee as Owen (Oskar), Chloe Moretz as Abby (Eli) and Richard Jenkins as Abby's familiar (Hakan in the original), are Elias Koteas, Carla Buono and Sasha Barrese.
Buono (who's had recurring TV roles on The Sopranos and The Dead Zone) plays Owen's mother. Barrese (Justin Bartha's wife in The Hangover) plays the latterly cat-averse Virginia, seemingly one of the few characters to keep their name from the original film. And the always reliably world-weary Koteas is "the policeman", which we're guessing is the Lacke role, Virginia's husband.
Advance reaction to Let Me In has generally fallen into the "why is it necessary / leave the original alone" camp, given the quality and international success of its Swedish counterpart. It's not an unreasonable response either, but this is a seriously decent cast and, on its own terms, this may yet surprise us.