Is John Cusack Chasing A ‘Preacher’ Role?

With all the hub-bub surrounding the 20th anniversary of “Say Anything,” it seems a little weird to think of actor John Cusack as a potential lead for “Preacher,” Sam Mendes’ in-development adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s very adult-oriented comic book series. However, that could indeed be the one comic book movie he’s chasing these days—or something very similar to it.

In an interview with io9, Cusack described a comic book movie floating around Hollywood that he’s trying to get involved with—and the description sounds an awful lot like a certain story about an ex-Preacher, his trigger-happy girlfriend and a vampire who set out to teach God a lesson.

“It’s a vampire and a killer, and they’re on the road, and it’s this really strange story,” said Cusack.

Asked whether it “Preacher” he was thinking of, Cusack said, “I think it might have been ’Preacher,'” and added that he was “trying to” get involved with the long-in-development project.

The actor, who’s appearing in theaters next weekend in the disaster flick “2012,” said he’s most interested one of the two leads, “either the vampire or the priest.”

“One of those two guys,” he said.

Last we checked in with the project, director Sam Mendes told MTV News the “Preacher” script was “half-done.” That was in May, and little has been heard about it since.

Screenwriter John August (“Charlie’s Angels,” ” Big Fish”) was tapped in January to write the “Preacher” script, after a very public departure from the “Captain Marvel” movie.

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