John Cusack to star in thriller Misfortune for Lucky McKee

John Cusack

Lucky McKee, the director behind such films as the awesome MAY and the devastating THE WOMAN, is gearing up to helm a "wild chase thriller" called MISFORTUNE, and the always great John Cusack is in advanced negotiations to star.

Lee Nelson and David Buelow of Envision Media Arts are producing the film. Radiant Films International represent the international rights and is presenting the project to buyers at Cannes.

Cusack will be playing what Radiant President Mimi Steinbauer describes as "a white-collar businessman so consumed by greed he trails off the beaten path of morality." How far off the path will he go? The synopsis gives us an idea:

Sharp, quick-witted businessman Miller left everything behind, including his family, to start a new life after embezzling a client’s money.  All had been going according to plan until he becomes separated from his cash in the middle of the wilderness. Three young friends happen upon the lost fortune, and a desperate and violent Miller will do anything to get his money back.

Twenty years ago, Cusack played a young man who found a bundle of lost cash in MONEY FOR NOTHING, and now he's playing a guy who wants to deliver some bodily harm to people for finding his lost cash. I like that career trajectory, and I can't wait to watch Cusack go crazy on this hapless trio.

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Angela Bettis and Anna Faris in MAY

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