Willem Dafoe is said to be up for the role of Sheriff Wyatt Porter in Odd Thomas, according to a story at Variety.
The film is based on a character created by novelist Dean Koontz and features a clairvoyant with the power to see (but not hear) the dead. First appearing in 2003’s “Odd Thomas,” the character has returned for three subsequent books, “Forever Odd,” “Brother Odd” and “Odd Hours,” as well as for two graphic novels.
Porter, an ally of Thomas, aides the protagonist in his supernatural investigations. Should Dafoe sign on, he’ll join Anton Yelchin as the lead and Addison Timlin as Thomas’ girlfriend, Stormy Llewellyn.
The film will be directed by Stephen Sommers, who is also producing for the Sommers Co., along with Fusion Films partners John Baldecchi and Howard Kaplan.
Odd Thomas is scheduled to start filming on May 2 in Santa Fe, NM.