'Freaky Deaky' lands executive producers

Kirk D'Amico, Tom Ortenberg board Charles Matthau project

TORONTO -- Myriad Pictures' Kirk D'Amico and One Way Out Media's Tom Ortenberg have boarded Charles Matthau's comedy-crime thriller "Freaky Deaky," an adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel, as executive producers.

Myriad and Matthau Media are producing the film, which Matthau is writing and directing. Matthau, whose previous credits include "The Grass Harp," is currently in post-production on the Vegas jazz musical "Baby O."

Myriad, which is offering the project to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival, holds all international rights as well as Canada, and One Way is repping domestic rights.

Leonard's novel follows two former lovers and radicals with a talent for bomb-making. After several years and prison terms apart, they reunite to steal millions from a now-wealthy accomplice they are convinced framed them.

Producing are Matthau, Michael Meltzer and Judd Rubin.

"It's very exciting to be making an Elmore Leonard film," D'Amico said. "Charlie has a real passion for the book and just let himself channel Leonard as he wrote the screenplay."
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