Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg Join Nima Nourizadeh’s Action Comedy AMERICAN ULTRA; Samuel L. Jackson Joins John Cusack in CELL

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Here are today’s latest casting announcements:

  • Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga) and Jesse Eisenberg (The Double) will reunite to star in Project X-director Nima Nourizadeh’s new action comedy, American Ultra, scripted by Max Landis (Chronicle).
  • Stewart has also signed on to a small role in Tim Blake Nelson’s Anesthesia.
  • Samuel L. Jackson (The Samaritan) will reteam with John Cusack in Tod William’s Cell, a Stephen King adaptation.

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Casting News: John Cusack to Lead CELL and DUE PROCESS; Benedict Cumberbatch Will Star in Biopic of Beatles Manager Brian Epstein

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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.

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