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Talk about some freaky deaky stuff going down. I don’t think this has ever happened before, but it has — the entire previous cast of Charlie Matthau’s adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s “Freaky Deaky” has all been replaced with an all-new cast.
Out are Matt Dillion, Brendan Fraser and Katie Cassidy … and in are Billy Burke, Christian Slater, and Breanne Racano (below, in order) as their replacements. New addition Roger Bart has also officially signed up.
“Freaky Deaky”, based on crime novelist Leonard’s novel of the same name, is a 1970s period film that willl follow Burke’s character, an LAPD bomb squad officer, who uncovers a plot being planned by ex-hippies to be played by Slater and Racano.
Like most of Leonard’s stories, expect plenty of crime, quirk, and quirky crime in “Freaky Deaky”. Matthau (“Her Minor Thing”) will adapt and direct.