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Tribeca Review: 'Freaky Deaky' Is A 1970s-Set Farce Where The Afros Outnumber The Laughs

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 23, 2012 3:21 PM
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Just when you thought filmmakers had milked every gag possible from setting a movie in the 1970s, along comes writer/director Charles Matthau to prove that theory correct in the moribund Elmore Leonard adaptation “Freaky Deaky.” Though the source material takes place in 1988, Matthau heard the call of polyester and fur and answered be relocating the film to the seventies, resulting in a film drowning in cornball aesthetics, extravagant living room furniture, funk music out of a bad porno and loud fashion under the guise of mise en scene.

Tribeca: 'Freaky Deaky' Star Michael Jai White Says 'Black Dynamite 2' Will Shoot At The End of The Year

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 23, 2012 1:25 PM
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The adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Freaky Deaky" boasts an impressive cast of colorful characters, including Andy Dick, Christian Slater, Billy Burke and Crispin Glover. However, action fans will spot one surprising name: Michael Jai White, who steals the film as two-timing bodyguard Donnell Lewis. After the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the film, White spoke of his upcoming projects -- while he doesn't have the household name of some of his co-stars, he's no less busy than all of them.

Exclusive: 3 Clips From 'Freaky Deaky' Featuring Crispin Glover, Andy Dick, Billy Burke & More; Film Premieres At Tribeca Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 12:18 PM
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The Tribeca Film Festival will not be short on any films offering sombre, sober drama but if you're hitting the fest and looking for something a little off the beaten path, then "Freaky Deaky" might just be the answer. We're happy to unveil three clips from the film based on the book by Elmore Leonard that offers a twisty, funny crime tale.

First Look At Christian Slater & Crispin Glover In Adaptation Of Elmore Leonard's 'Freaky Deaky'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2012 3:31 PM
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So what do you get when you mix Christian Slater, Crispin Glover, Andy Dick and more in a '70s-set adaptation of a beloved Elmore Leonard novel? Well, you get "Freaky Deaky" which should be one of the more colorful entries at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month.

Crispin Glover Replaces William H. Macy In 'Freaky Deaky,' Film Now Has Weirdest Cast Ever

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2011 7:58 AM
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Tom Arnold Also Circling A Role As Crispin Glover's BrotherHow far and strangely we've fallen. For "Freaky Deaky," the adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel that at one time had folks like William H. Macy and Sienna Miller in the leads before going through a few casting shifts and settling on the lesser, but still somewhat respectable quartet of Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Craig Robinson and Katie Cassidy. The cast was recycled again, settling on a straight-to-DVD strong bunch of Billy Burke, Christian Slater, Michael Jai White, newcomer Breanne Racano and Roger Bart. That pretty much killed whatever interest we had in the project -- until now.

Downgrade: Billy Burke, Christian Slater & Michael Jai White Lead Revamped Cast Of 'Freaky Deaky'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2011 6:21 AM
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Wow, talk about a makeover. The long developing adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Freaky Deaky" at one time had folks like William H. Macy and Sienna Miller in the leads before going through a few casting shifts and settling on the lesser, but still somewhat respectable quartet of Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Craig Robinson and Katie Cassidy. Well, Variety reveals that the film has undergone yet another casting overhaul and has settled on a cast that pretty much guarantees the film a straight-to-VOD release.

'Gossip Girl' Katie Cassidy Replaces Sienna Miller In 'Freaky Deaky'; William H. Macy Is Out

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 7:37 AM
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More movement on "Freaky Deaky," the Elmore Leonard adaptation that seems to have more in and outs than a porn set (eww). So let's see where we're at.

Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser & Craig Robinson Join 'Freaky Deaky'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2011 10:56 AM
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Slowly coming together over the last 10 months or so, it looks like the Elmore Leonard adaptation, "Freaky Dreaky," is finally moving full steam ahead. The project first started picking up steam during TIFF last year when William H. Macy signed to the film. A number of names then followed, rumored to be circling the project, but not until now has the full crew for the twisty crime tale been assembled.

Sienna Miller Joins 'Freaky Deaky' With William H. Macy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 27, 2011 4:15 AM
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Update: Reps for Sienna Miller have confirmed she is attached to "Freaky Deaky."

Camilla Belle Joins Adaptation Of Elmore Leonard's 'Freaky Deaky'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 10:19 AM
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EXCLUSIVE: Movement is beginning again on the long-in-development adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Freaky Deaky" with a new actress boarding the project.

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