Exclusive: First Trailer and Poster for FREAKY DEAKY Starring Christian Slater, Billy Burke, and Crispin Glover

     February 21, 2013


We here at Collider are happy to debut the first trailer and poster for director Charles Matthau’s (The Grass Harp) adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel Freaky Deaky.  The story centers on a former bomb squad officer (Billy Burke) who is transferred to the sex crimes unit where he gets suspended for investigating the rich, powerful and drunk Woody Ricks (Crispin Glover) after falling for a young woman (Sabina Gadecki).  He decides to enact revenge, but along the way stumbles upon an odd group of characters including a Black Panther (Michael Jai White) and an ex-fugitive (Breanne Racano) and her bombing partner (Christian Slater).

Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to check out the poster.  Freaky Deaky also stars Roger Bart and will be released on DVD on February 26th.

Here’s the synopsis for Freaky Deaky:

Chris Mankowski (Billy 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 (Crispin 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 (Breanne Racano) and her erstwhile bombing partner Skip Gibbs (Christian 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.


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