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Samuel L. Jackson to preach in Stephen King's Revival?

02.10.2016by: Eric Walkuski

 

Samuel L. Jackson must dig the world of Stephen King as much as we do, because he's close to joining his third King joint.

EW is reporting that Jackson is circling the lead role of Charles Jacobs in REVIVAL, the feature adaptation (that was only announced last week) of King's 2014 novel. Josh Boone is helming the film, which must be moving along pretty fast. I guess this solidifies the notion that THE STAND, which Boone is also going to direct, isn't ready to move forward yet. What else is new.

Here's REVIVAL's book synopsis:

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

This casting isn't confirmed, so take with a grain of salt for now. That said, with 1408 and the upcoming CELL under his belt, Jackson clearly enjoys the works of Stephen motherf*ckin' King.

 

Source: EW

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