Samuel L. Jackson Joins John Cusack In The Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s Apocalyptic Thriller, Cell

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Samuel L. Jackson will star opposite John Cusack in Cell for Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company.

Tod “Kip” Williams is directing the film adaptation of Stephen King’s apocalyptic thriller, which is set to begin shooting in January.

“It’s really exciting to have such a great cast continue to come together on this project,” said Benaroya Pictures principal Michael Benaroya. “Our goal is to create exciting commercial fare with top talent to really deliver on the concept of an elevated genre film.”

Jackson will play Tom McCourt, an engineer and former solider who escapes from Boston with Cusack’s character, Clay Riddell, after a mysterious pulse transmitted by cell phones spreads like a virus among the human population.

King wrote the adapted screenplay with Adam Alleca.

Published by Larry Fire

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