Screen Junkies » freaky deaky http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:54:52 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 William H. Macy Apparently Not Weird Enough For ‘Freaky Deaky’, So In Steps Crispin Glover http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/william-h-macy-apparently-not-weird-enough-for-freaky-deaky-so-in-steps-crispin-glover/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/william-h-macy-apparently-not-weird-enough-for-freaky-deaky-so-in-steps-crispin-glover/#comments Tue, 19 Jul 2011 20:41:22 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=220967 When your film isn't weird enough, add a sprinkle of Glover. Not Danny, mind you.

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I guess Crispin Glover is a decent replacement for William H. Macy, in as much as Crispin Glover is a decent replacement for anyone. Freaky Deaky has gone through a handful of casting changes, but appears to have landed on Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Craig Robinson, and Katie Cassidy as the other, non-Glover principals.

The Elmore Leonard-based project touches on a number of subjects, but predominately focuses on aging hippie radicals that use their criminal skills to get their hands on some cold, hard cash. Glover will play a movie mogul that is a mark for a pair of hippie con men.

It’s hard to know what to make of this pu-pu platter of actors, but the idea of Glover and Frazer bouncing their unique brands of crazy off of the unflappable Craig Robinson is reason enough to get me behind this film. Walter Matthau’s son Charles has the pleasure (pain?) of helming this little jaunt. Hope he’s wearing a tinfoil helmet.

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Katie Cassidy In Talks To Be Really Hot In ‘Freaky Deaky’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/katie-cassidy-in-talks-to-be-really-hot-in-freaky-deaky/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/katie-cassidy-in-talks-to-be-really-hot-in-freaky-deaky/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2011 19:48:33 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217473 I'm thinking she'll nail the part.

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Brendan Frasen and Matt Dillon will be in fiiiiine company on the Freaky Deaky set. A Nightmare On Elm Street‘s Katie Cassidy is in talks to play the female lead in the Charles Matthau-directed adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel.

Cassidy will play Robin Abbot, an ex-hippie radical who served time for blowing up a police car. After her release, she reconnects with Brendan Fraser (thankfully back in a big boy role) to use their bomb-making skills to trick an alcoholic movie mogul into handing over millions of dollars. Matt Dillon plays a bomb squad officer who stumbles upon their plot.

The production is also on the hunt for a new William H. Macy now that William H. Macy has left the project. I would recommend William H. Macy but he can’t do it. (Variety)

 

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Camilla Belle Gets ‘Freaky Deaky’ With William H. Macy http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/camilla-belle-gets-freaky-deaky-with-william-h-macy-yuck/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/camilla-belle-gets-freaky-deaky-with-william-h-macy-yuck/#comments Fri, 04 Feb 2011 23:13:12 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=24985 The actress may or may not play William H. Macy's ex-girlfriend, which could only happen in a movie.

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An Elmore Leonard book about crime is being made into a movie, which has been done so many times, I’m not sure that even technically counts as “news.” However, Camilla Belle‘s joining Freaky Deaky‘s cast is news, so let’s focus on that. The actress will play one half of an ex-couple with an extreme political agenda who get back together for a job that will net them millions. William H. Macy has long been attached to star in the film as well, though it’s unclear if he would play Belle’s ex-boyfriend (unlikely…I mean, look at her and look at him) or a police bomb squad expert who tries to take them down (more likely).

Walter Matthau’s son Charles was most recently attached to direct the film after producers cycled through a laundry list of interested parties, though confirmation is still outstanding there. The movie is to be set in Leonard’s familiar stomping ground of Detroit and is said to feature a “twisty” plot. So you best arrive at the theater with your thinking cap.

Freaky Deaky was written in 1987, which surprised me to learn that the phrase had been around that long. Let’s hope, if William H. Macy is involved, that it isn’t a harbinger of the subject matter of the film. Kinky sex and Bill Macy are two great things that always ought be kept separate. (Playlist)

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