Charles Matthau’s production outfit is teaming up with Future Films and Blackwood Entertainment Group to produce Elmore Leonard’s Freaky Deaky.

Mattau - the son of legendary actor Walter Mattau - has adapted the screenplay from the novel by Elmore Leonard. He will also direct.

Freaky Deaky tells the story of two former 1960s radicals who decide to “go straight” using their bomb-making skills to become capitalists in the go-go world of 1974 Los Angeles.

Michael Meltzer will produce, with Simon Horsman of Future Films USA and Fred Pauzar of Blackwood Entertainment Group as executive producers. Production is due to begin in the US in January 2010.

Leonard’s works have inspired films such as Out Of Sight, Get Shorty and Jackie Brown.  Mattau will also direct.