Nico Tortorella, who is one of the key players in the class of 2011 actors in Scream 4 (he plays Emma Roberts’ aggressive ex-boyfriend), is in negotiations to nab the villain role in Odd Thomas, Stephen Sommers’ adaptation of the Dean Koontz book series, writes THR.
“The story centers on a short-order cook named Odd Thomas (played by Anton Yelchin) who can commune with the dead, a secret only his girlfriend (Addison Timlin) and the local police (Willem Dafoe) chief know.
The young man can also spot malevolent forces called bodachs, who feed on pain and portent imminent death. When Odd sees them in spades surrounding a stranger, he finds himself in a race against time to avert a catastrophe.”
Tortorella will play an officer working under Dafoe, secretly a member of a Satanic cult bent on destroying the town.