John Cusack Talks Preacher...Sort Of
MTV asked the actor about those his comments from last year about starring in Sam Mendes's Preacher adaptation...
I don't know if you remember a story from last year in which Cusack spoke about a certain CBM that he would be interested in starring in. It certainly SOUNDED like he was talking about Preacher...
"Are there any [comic book movies] you've seen floating around in Hollywood that you'd like to see made?"
"Yeah, I can, 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. Also some of the obscure ones, I don't know if there are any more superheroes left."
"That sounds a little bit like Preacher?"
"I think it might have been Preacher."
"You should get involved with that!"
"I'm trying to. I heard about that one, I like that."
"Who would you want to play?"
"I'd say either the vampire or the priest. One of those two guys."
"So just the two best characters in the comic?"
Well, either it wasn't Preacher or Mr Cusack has some serious memory problems, because when MTV asked him for an update, he had no idea what they were talking about!
"What's that?" responded Cusack when MTV asked whether he was indeed interested in an adaptation of the Preacher comic book series.
After they explained the premise of the series and recalled his comments from last year about it, Cusack still seemed completely unaware of the book.
"I didn't know about that one, but maybe I'll have to go after it now," he laughed.
So still no solid news I'm afraid. Aside from Mendes sating that he will get around to the film at some point, Cusack's comments have literally been the only other thing mentioned regarding Preacher thus far. I don't think too many fans will be disappointed that Cusack isn't actually going to be playing Jesse Custer..and certainly not Cassidy! He is a great actor but he wouldn't seem like a good fit for those characters..that being said, there are a lot worse!
Preacher is still listed as being under development under Sam Mendes for Colombia pictures. Last we heard John August was half way through a script, and Mendes was optimistic..at one point even talking about 2 or 3 movies. Lets hope we hear some more about it very soon.
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