“Gossip Girl” and “Supernatural” actress Katie Cassidy is in negotiations to play the female lead in Charlie Matthau’s adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s crime novel “Freaky Deaky” says Variety.
Matt Dillon stars as an LAPD bomb squad officer who stumbles upon a plot by two former hippie activists who plan to use their bomb-making skills to trick an alcoholic movie mogul into handing over millions of dollars.
Cassidy will play Robin Abbot, one of the ex-hippies who went to jail for blowing up a police car. After being released, she starts a career as an historical romance novelist and reconnects with Brendan Fraser’s character in order to plot her revenge.
William H. Macy was also attached at one point but has dropped out. Shooting kicks off next week in Michigan.