Is Rooney Mara Nightmare on Elm Street's new Nancy?

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Dec 14, 2012 reported a rumor that Rooney Mara (Urban Legends: Bloody Mary) is in final talks to play Nancy Thompson in Platinum Dunes' upcoming remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

If that's true, Mara would join Watchmen's Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, Thomas Dekker (TV's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) as Jesse and Kyle Gallner as Quentin. Music video director Samuel Bayer is helming the remake.

Nancy Thompson was played by Heather Langenkamp in Wes Craven's original 1984 Nightmare. The new Nightmare is eyeing an April 2010 release.