Nico Tortorella Bringing his Scream Hipness to Odd Thomas

Looks like one of those too-hip-for-you kids from Wes Craven’s “Scream 4″ is about to go bad. Nico Tortorella, Emma Roberts’ boyfriend character from “Scream 4″, is currently in negotiations to nab the lead villain in Stephen Sommers’ “Odd Thomas”.

If Tortorella signs on, he’ll join a cast that already includes Anton Yelchin as the titular Odd Thomas, a short-order cook who can communicate with the dead, Addison Timlin as his girlfriend, and Willem Dafoe as the police chief of the small town where they all live. Tortorella would play one of Dafoe’s deputies, who is secretly in league with a satanic cult bent on destroying the town.

Sommers is directing from his own script, based on the series of novels by the prolific Dean Koontz, with shooting set for later this spring and summer in New Mexico.