Jackie Earle Haley has been cast as Freddy Krueger in the new remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street, the Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business blog has revealed. Haley was apparently in talks for the part for a while and it looks like those talks have ended with him landing the role. He doesn't have a lot of time to try on striped sweaters, however: The movie starts filming May 5, in Chicago. Looks like Elm Street has moved to the midwest.