Colin Farrell has just landed a role he can really sink his teeth into. 'Fright Night' is DreamWorks' pictures remake of the cult 1985 film that also will see the 'United States of Tara' star Toni Collette play a mom who falls under his wicked spell.

The two join Anton Yelchin in the new version, which sticks to the original story of a teen (Yelchin) being convinced that his new neighbor is a vampire, though no one will believe him.

Farrell has landed the scenery chewing role of the vampire named Jerry (well, why not Jerry?) who on the surface appears to be a cool guy but is really preying on the neighborhood.

Collette is Yelchin's mom, who at first disapproves of the shambolic new arrival but soon changes her mind when she meets him. Of course she doesn't believe her son when he tells her he what he suspects.

'Fright' represents Farrell's first big studio role since 2008 'Pride and Glory' and 2006's 'Miami Vice.'