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Cusack and Preacher?

11.06.2009

Is John Cusack fishing for a role in PREACHER?

Perhaps, at least he thinks that's what it is.

The peeps over at io9 got an exclusive with Cusack where the topic of comic book movies came up. As you might already know, Sam Mendes will be directing with John August (GO, CHARLIES ANGELS) penning the screenplay.

Cusack is down with doing a comic novel, but would rather do something more adult oriented because those comics have the better stories in his opinion. The site asked the actor if there was anything specific he wanted to do, to which he said, "Not one that I particularly know that I would like to do, but whenever I've come across one, I've really liked them." Cusack then recalls a story he really liked, "There was one or two that I heard of that sounded really cool. One of them was about, I think... it's a vampire and a killer, and they're on the road, and it's this really strange story. I thought that sounded pretty cool."

Obviously the first thing that pops up is PREACHER to which he replied, "I think it might have been Preacher." Whether he read that particular script or not, he said that he really would like to get involved in it. So who would Cusack like to play? "I'd say either the vampire or the priest. One of those two guys." Wow. I really can't see him playing either role, even though he looks a lot like Jesse. Cassidy is pretty f*cking crazy, the whole comic is really f*cking crazy.

PREACHER was created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon. In short, the comic is about a preacher, his girlfriend, and a vampire who travel around the United States to find God. The preacher was possessed by a thing called Genesis which rivals the powers of God himself. God has the answers about preacher's powers that he so desperately needs.

Extra Tidbit: Do I like the idea of John August writing the script for this? No, not really. He's got a few decent screenplays (GO being my favorite), but nothing that might make me think he'd write an awesome PREACHER.
Source: io9

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