CANNES (May 23, 2012) – Entertainment One (“eOne”) announced today from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival that the company is acquiring all North American rights to director Charlie Matthau’s homage to 1970s filmmaking, FREAKY DEAKY. Matthau also penned the screenplay, which is based on Elmore Leonard’s 1988 novel of the same name. The film stars Crispin Glover, Billy Burke, Michael Jai White, Christian Slater, Andy Dick, Breanne Racano and Sabina Gadecki. Matthau andJudd Rubin produced the project, with George Eyde, Louis Eyde, Nathaniel Eyde, Robert Cantrell, Steven Berez, Donald Zuckerman, and Lee Greenberg executive producing. FREAKY DEAKY had its world premiere earlier this year at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. READ MORE »
Los Angeles, CA – April 23, 2012 – Morris Ruskin’s sales company has picked up international rights on FREAKY DEAKY following its sold-out premiere at Tribeca yesterday.
Director/writer/producer Charles Matthau’s feature is based on the favorite novel of literary legend Elmore Leonard and filled with some of Leonard’s greatest characters as well as his trademark deadpan humor. FREAKY DEAKY stars Christian Slater, Crispin Glover, Michael Jai White, Andy Dick and Billy Burke of Twilight in the story of a cop who’s drawn into a wildly funny, sexy and dangerous tale of extortion, explosives and a rich, alcoholic, powerful mogul. FREAKY DEAKY is also an homage to 70s style filmmaking, that ends just like it begins – with a bang.
EXCLUSIVE FROM TORONTO: William H. Macy has just committed to star in Freaky Deaky, the adaptation of the Elmore Leonard crime novel about 60s radicals who use their skills for blowing stuff up for entrepreneurial purposes in the 70s. Charlie Matthau wrote the script and is directing. Macy will play Woody Ricks, an alcoholic millionaire with a passion for show tunes, showgirls and a knack for avoiding getting blown up.