Lily Collins Will Likely Play Stormy Llewellyn In Odd Thomas
For those who are unawares, Lily Collins played Collins Tuohy in last years football dramafest The Blind Side which landed her several more roles in releases for this and next year. You’ll be able to catch her alongside Paul Bettany in Priest when that kicks off the summer on May 13. Fun Fact: she’s also the daughter of LEGENDARY musician Phil Collins.
The 22-year-old up and comer will likely add another film to her lengthening list of projects in the form of Dean Koontz adaptation Odd Thomas, according to Variety. They're reporting that she's beaten out a list of contenders that included Emma Roberts and Kat Dennings to play Stormy Llewellyn, girlfriend to the titular character Thomas, a clairvoyant line cook who will be played by Anton Yelchin-- you all remember him as Chekov in the Star Trek redo from 2009.
At the helm will be Stephen Sommers who most recently gave us one of the worst movies of all-time, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra. Sommers will be directing his own script he wrote from the Koontz novel. Here's the book's review from Publisher's Weekly if you want to know more:
Once in a very great while, an author does everything right-as Koontz has in this marvelous novel. 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. As with Koontz's best novels, this one features electrifying tension and suspense, plus a few walloping surprises. But Koontz fans know that the author has recently added humor to his arsenal of effects, and this thriller also stands out for its brilliant tightrope walk between the amusing and the macabre; one of the dead with whom Odd interacts frequently, for instance, is Elvis, still pining for his long-dead mother, Gladys. Above all, the story, like most great stories, runs on character-and here Koontz has created a hero whose honest, humble voice will resonate with many. In some recent books, Koontz has tended to overwrite, but not here: the narrative is as simple and clear as a newborn's gaze. This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.
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