How ‘Psych’ star, creator rewrote the movie in 72 hours
Creator Steve Franks and James Roday, who plays the lead character, Shawn Spencer, in the upcoming “Psych: The Movie,” wrote this film together. But shortly before production, Timothy (Tim) Omundson, who portrays Det. Carlton Lassiter in the series, suffered a stroke.
Omundson is now recovering. But even as the film’s writers were absorbing the news of his stroke, they had to do a heavy rewrite of the script.
“We were so exhausted and heartbroken and numb,” Roday told ABC News. “It was unlike anything I’ve been a part of writing-wise. It was almost like a higher power took over. Steve and I camped out at a booth at this restaurant in Vancouver for like 72 hours and rewrote basically the entire script and then, bloodshot, handed this over [to executives] like ‘We, we don’t know what this is.’”
“It actually became better in a weird way,” Franks added. “It became
more emotional, and it became about something slightly different than it
(via Danny G)