Cusack linked to another King adaptation.
Screen Daily has word that John Cusack has signed up to star in an adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling 2006 psychological thriller ‘Cell.’
The film will see Cusack take the role of Clayton Riddell, a struggling artist from Boston, who finds joy at finally hitting it big is shattered by an event called The Pulse which causes all those who were using their mobile phones at the time of The Pulse to become zombies attacking and killing anyone in their way.
“In the panic to get out of Boston and find his way home to his wife and son in Maine, he is joined by Tom McCourt, a man he meets in the meleé immediately following The Pulse and a young girl, Alice Maxwell, who they rescue from being killed by one of the “crazies.” The story follows their terrifying journey, avoiding capture—and worse—by the “crazies” who are beginning to “flock” and are led by one they call Raggedy Man as they attempt to reach Maine and a place called Kashwak which they hope will be their salvation.”
King adapted the screenplay with ‘The Last House on the Left’ scribe Adam Alleca. Producers are currently out to directors.
The film will mark Cusack’s third King adaptation having previously starred in 2007’s psychological horror ‘1408,’ and 1986’s coming of age drama ‘Stand by Me,’ which was based on King’s novella ‘The Body.’