Jackie Earle Haley
Why Could He Be Dream Casting: The most recent rumour name, according to rumours at Latino Review.
Since his career revival with Little Children, he’s cornered the market on solid work as troubled souls – think Rorschach in Watchmen – and he also has the acting chops to make Freddy more than he ever was.
Why Might He Be A Nightmare Issue? He’s in demand, and he might not want to lock himself into a horror franchise.
Billy Bob Thornton
Why Could He Be Dream Casting: He’s also been rumoured in the past and he’s could adapt some of his past psycho work to the part.
Why Might He Be A Nightmare Issue? Can we see him as Freddy? We can’t, to be honest – if only because the role needs someone who can vanish into the part.
Why Could He Be Dream Casting: His day job was, until recently, appearing on TV’s Smallville.
So he’s not exactly a name brand actor and could be better seen as just Freddy instead of audiences being dragged from the drama by the recognizable face beneath the scars.
Why Might He Be A Nightmare Issue? While his Lex Luthor has been a decent telly villain, Rosenbaum has hardly proved himself on the big screen.
Why Could He Be Dream Casting: He’s been playing an archetypal sneering, twisted character on TV’s Prison Break.
Plus, Knepper has proved himself an able character thesp who can transform himself when the part requires it.
Why Might He Be A Nightmare Issue? Knepper could be perfect- but would the producers pick someone who is neither a big name nor a complete unknown?
Why Could He Be Dream Casting: When you’ve played Gollum, you can handle Krueger.
Serkis could really do something interesting with the Nightmare re-work.
Why Might He Be A Nightmare Issue? We doubt he’d want the part – and he’s probably going to be a little bit busy on Tintin anyway.
Why Could He Be Dream Casting: Um, he’s got a little experience with the battered hat and the sharp-fingered glove?
Why Might He Be A Nightmare Issue? He’s already turned the role down and we’re pretty sure the filmmakers aren’t looking to win him back.
If we're honest, we really don't want a new Freddy. But you know they're looking anyway. Who would you pick?