We have a couple of casting stories for you today. First up, Screen Daily [via The Playlist] reports that John Cusack will star in the horror film Cell based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. The story takes place in a world where cell phones emit a signal that turns people into aggressive killers. I have no idea how this will differ from the great 2007 film The Signal other than famous people are attached to Cell. King will co-write the script with Adam Alleca (Last House On The Left remake). The project is still looking to attach a director.
Before doing Cell, Cusack will star in the financial thriller Due Process. The film, written by Anthony Derrico and directed by Paul Currie (One Perfect Day), centers on a farmer (Cusack) who goes up against some big city bankers who have come to foreclose on his farm. I’m having trouble envision a farm thriller that doesn’t involve murderous children, but we’ll see how it goes. Filming begins in January. Hit the jump for some Benedict Cumberbatch casting news.