Let Me In audition tapes better than anything in Twilight

source: slashfilm.com

Details on the upcoming Let The Right One In remake (titled Let Me In) are coming thick and fast. Slashfilm now have an audition tape featuring the three girls in line to play the bloodsucking leading lady.

The original and remake both tell the story of a tormented young boy named Oskar who befriends Eli, the mysterious girl next door. Turns out the girl next door may not even actually be a girl. In fact, she’s a very old vampire who might be able to help Oskar deal with a batch of nefarious school bullies.

We already know that Let Me In will be directed by Cloverfield-helmer Matt Reeves and will take place in 1980’s Colorado. The leads have been renamed Owen and Abby. Earlier this week we reported that Aussie Kodi Smit-McPhee was in the running for the lead male role (originally played by Kare Hedebrant).

The following clip features Ariel Winter (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Chloe Moretz (500 Days of Summer) and Mary Mouser (NCIS) auditioning for the role of Abby, originally made famous by Lina Leandersson in last year’s Swedish cult hit.

It’s fascinating to watch these three very different interpretations of the role. While Winter mimicks Leandersson’s glare, she plays it too much like a creepy villain. Moretz hits the nail on the head, giving a far more nuanced and subtle performance. Meanwhile, Mouser screws the pooch by being completely forgettable and accidentally saying Oskar instead of Owen. Epic audition fail.

Check out the tape, and let us know which girl you think fits the bill best!

UPDATE: Sorry gang! Video removed. You’ll just have to take my word for it.

According to the YouTube message boards (where I get all my factual information from), Moretz has already scored the role. If this is true … nice! Moretz is lining up to be one of the biggest breakout stars of 2009/10. She will next be seen in Matthew Vaughn‘s upcoming superhero flick Kick-Ass as a nine-year-old foul-mouthed decapitation-loving assassin named Hit Girl.

Let Me In is slated for a late-2010 release. Meanwhile, you should all catch the original flick Let The Right One In. Not doing so is pretty much the worst thing you could ever do.

Discuss: I know everyone hates remakes, and this one seems particularly like a cash-grab because the original is barely a year old – but all the ingredients are shaping up pretty nicely. What are your thoughts on the remake?

4 Responses to “Let Me In audition tapes better than anything in Twilight”

  1. I’m suspicious of this remake. They very rarely turn out well (Doesn’t anyone remember Funny Games?)…I don’t see why people are so unable to watch the originals…especially Let the Right one In. Let Me In doesn’t have the same ring to it either. Plus, the boy playing Oskar looks like a first class twat.

  2. For what its worth, the original Funny Games was a pile of rubbish anyway.

  3. Anon, the large part of the problem is that foreign films usually have distributors who cannot afford big advertising budgets and releases are small and there's no way of reaching mass audiences so a bigger studio then remakes it.Remakes tend to help the originals, too.The original "Funny Games" was indeed rubbish.

  4. Funny games wasn't rubbish. Hidden was.

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