Pic based on Dean Koontz's bestselling novel
EXCLUSIVE: The final piece of the “Odd Thomas” casting puzzle is complete, as Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has signed on to join Stephen Sommers’ adaptation of Dean Koontz’s bestselling novel.
Anton Yelchin stars in the supernatural thriller as a clairvoyant short-order cook who encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark forces.
Jackson will play Shamus Cocobolo, a blind deejay who helps the titular hero uncover a Satanic plot.
Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe, Patton Oswalt, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nico Tortorella co-star.
Fusion Films partners John Baldecchi and Howard Kaplan are producing along with Sommers, who adapted the screenplay.
“Odd Thomas” is skedded to start production imminently in Santa Fe, N.M.
Jackson recently wrapped the Bruce Willis-Ryan Phillippe heist film “Set Up,” and is set to re-team with Willis on the action pic “Fire With Fire.” Rapper-turned-thesp is currently filming “Freelancers” with Robert De Niro and Forest Whitaker.
Jackson is repped by CAA.