Previously reported Lily Collins is no longer attached to star in an upcoming Stephen Sommers adaptation of Dean Koontz’ novel titled Odd Thomas. You know that Collins is now officially on board for The Brothers Grimm: Snow White where she will star as Snow White, but that’s not the reason why we’re here today.
We’re here to report that Addison Timlin (Californication) is now the frontrunner for Odd Thomas, although the shortlist also includes Emma Roberts, Kat Dennings and Portia Doubleday.
So, if everything works out good, Timlin will star opposite Anton Yelchin, who is already set to star as the titular Thomas.
Her character, Stormy Llewellyn, is already being described as “a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities who encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.” Timlin can handle this, right?
Here’s a little description once again: “Odd Thomas, who narrates, is odd indeed: only 20, he works contentedly as a fry cook in a small fictional California town, despite a talent for writing. The reason for his lack of ambition?A much rarer talent: Odd sees and converses with ghosts, the lingering dead who have yet to pass on, a secret he has kept from nearly everyone but his girlfriend, an eccentric author friend and the local police chief, whom he occasionally helps solve terrible crimes.
Odd also has the ability to see bodachs, malevolent spirits that feast on pain and whose presence signifies a likelihood of imminent violence. The proximity of bodachs to a weird-looking stranger in town, whom Odd dubs “Fungus Man,” alerts Odd that trouble is brewing; breaking into Fungus Man’s house, Odd discovers not only hundreds of bodachs but a shrine to serial killers that helps him deduce that somehow Fungus Man will wreak widespread havoc very soon-so Odd is caught in a classic race against time to deter catastrophe.”
Odd Thomas is set in a California desert town, and will shoot in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a May 2 start date.