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Ian Colletti to star in AMC's Preacher pilot as Arseface

03.19.2015by: Ryan Miller

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More casting news has come our way regarding the AMC adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult 1990's comic Preacher, from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Earlier today we learned that Ruth Negga landed the female lead, and now Deadline got the word that young actor Ian Colletti (Fox’s Rake) has joined the pilot episode for AMC.

And because I know next to nothing about Preacher, here’s Deadline’s description of the show and how Coletti and Negga’s characters factor into the story:

The project, from Sony TV and AMC Studios, is about Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to literally find God.

Colletti plays Eugene Root aka Arseface. Even with his horribly disfigured face and severe speech impediment, Eugene’s still the nicest kid you’ll ever meet who really looks up to Jesse. Stomach-churningly difficult to look at, Eugene’s the town’s reviled Frankenstein’s monster but that won’t change his earnest, sweet and pure outlook on life. However, he is troubled by something terrible he’s done in the past — something he fears may have turned God himself against him.

I’m really curious to see how this one turns out, especially with the unlikely tandem of Rogen and Goldberg behind it all. With AMC’s Preacher really starting to heat up, I’d imagine we’ll be seeing more names attached to the pilot sooner than later, so hang in there.

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Source: Deadline

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