Kristine Froseth has been cast as the female lead in Jeff Davis’ TNT drama pilot Let the Right One In, based on the best-selling novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist.
Let the Right One In is an eerie drama about Henry, a young boy, long tormented by his classmates, who finds solace in a friendship with a charismatic vampire, Eli (Froseth), who appears to be near his age. Thin and pale, Eli’s actual age is unknown. Lonely and friendless (for obvious reasons), Eli lands in an apartment building in Vermont, and soon begins a strange friendship with Henry, an equally lonely 16-year-old boy who has no idea what kind of creature he’s dealing with.
Teen Wolf creator Davis wrote the script and serves as executive producer with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios and Simon Oakes of Hammer Films. The pilot is being produced by Tomorrow Studios in association with Turner’s Studio T.
Lindqvist’s debut novel was an instant bestseller in Sweden. He adapted his book into a screenplay for the 2008 Swedish film of the same name, which earned international awards. In it, Eli was played by Lina Leandersson.
TNT’s pilot will draw from the original source material. Carl Molinder, who produced the original screenplay, and Alex Brunner also serve as executive producers on the TNT adaptation.
Froseth recently wrapped Zoe Cassavetes’ upcoming web series Junior and will next be featured in Danny Strong’s Rebel in the Rye opposite Nicholas Hoult and Kevin Spacey. Froseth also plays the female lead in Prey for Blumhouse opposite Logan Miller. She’s repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Hansen Jacobsen.