Today's Hot Trailer: Christian Slater, Billy Burke and Crispin Glover Get Freaky Deaky
02.23.13 by Ryan
"What, the sexy dance?"
In the first trailer for the upcoming ensemble comedy Freaky Deaky, it's clear that everybody wants something, it's just not exactly sure who wants what from whom. There's Detroit police officer Chris Mankowski (Billy Burke), former Black Panther Donnell Lewis (Michael Jai White) and vengeful couple Skip (Christian Slater) and Robin (Breanne Racano), who all want something from eccentric and rich Woody Ricks (Crispin Glover).
While the trailer is more interested in showing off the movie's humor than explaining the movie's plot mechanics, as long as writer-director Charles Matthau stayed close to the spirit of Elmore Leonard's 1988 novel, Freaky Deaky should be an entertaining ride. Hey, it worked for 1995's Get Shorty, 1998's Out of Sight, and the TV show Justified, all of which are based on Leonard's books.
Here's the synopsis for Freaky Deaky.
Chris Mankowski (Burke) used to be on the Detroit Police bomb squad, but it’s not until he’s transferred to sex crimes that he gets a real taste of juggling dynamite. After falling for the lovely Greta Wyatt (Sabina Gadecki), he gets suspended for investigating the rich, powerful and drunk Woody Ricks (Glover). Taking matters into his own hands, Mankowski quickly realizes it won’t be easy to get justice for Greta. From former Black Panther Donnell Lewis (Michael Jai White) to sexy ex-fugitive Robin Abbott (Racano) and her erstwhile bombing partner Skip Gibbs (Slater), everyone wants something from Ricks. With all these unscrupulous deviants in the mix, one thing’s for certain… it’s gonna get freaky!
Populated by some of Elmore Leonard’s most memorable characters and filled with the author’s trademark menace, fantastic dialogue and deadpan humor, Freaky Deaky, directed by Charles Matthau (The Grass Harp), had its world premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.