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The saga of the long developing Freddie Mercury biopic is as operatic as "Bohemian Rhapsody." Once promisingly slated to star Sacha Baron Cohen, the actor bailed from the movie after he couldn't come to an agreement with the surviving members of Queen over the tone of the movie. Throughout, there has been a lot of talk, but not much action. Dominic Cooper, Daniel Radcliffe, and Ben Whishaw were tossed around as possible stars at various points, while Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Dexter Fletcher, and even David Fincher were all mentioned as potential directors, with varying degrees of likeliness. Meanwhile, a script by "The Queen" screenwriter Peter Morgan has been kicking around for a while. Now it looks like the remaining members of Queen are not only going back to Cohen, but giving him total creative power. The band's manager, Jim Beach, during the Artist & Management Awards (man, there are awards for. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Before English actor Dominic Cooper took on the role of Iron Man's father, Howard Stark, in the 1940s setting of Captain America: The First Avenger and the Agent Carter spin-off TV series, Mad Men alum John Slattery portrayed an older 1970s iteration of the character in Iron Man 2. With Slattery set to reprise the role later this year in Ant-Man, the actor talked recently talked with IGN about returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after all its success post-Iron Man 2. "It’s crazy, yeah," he said. "It’s the biggest set I’ve ever seen, I think, or I’ve ever been on certainly. It’s just a gigantic room and there’s numbers and girders and you think, is that what green screen looks like? And things change so fast. The way you did special effects last year can be completed outmoded in three months »
British actor Joseph Gilgun ("Misfits," "The Last Witch Hunter") has scored the key role of the Irish vampire Cassidy in AMC's upcoming "Preacher" TV series based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult 1990s comic.
In the show, Jesse Custer is a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says.
He teams with his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and the vampire Cassidy (Gilgun) on a journey to literally find God. At last report, Dominic Cooper has been in conversations for the role of Jesse, whilst Ian Colletti is also onboard as Eugene Root, aka Arseface.
Cassidy is a vampire who has been dead for a century, a wild-ass 'bestest bro' and incorrigible mischief-maker who is up for anything and has an opinion about everything.
- Garth Franklin
Deadline describes his character as “the most wild-ass, bestest “bro” you’d ever want to meet. He may be 100 years dead but no one’s more boisterously alive than Proinsias Cassidy. An incorrigible mischief-maker, Cassidy’s up for anything — joyriding, bungee-jumping, bank robbing, peyote dropping. He’s also a relentless conversationalist with opinions on everything from religion to politics to pop culture to theories on why people are better able to tolerate the odor of their own flatulence.”
Gilgun joins Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Tulip and Ian Colletti (Rake) as Arseface in the pilot, which has been written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) is reportedly in talks for the lead role of Jesse Custer, the eponymous preacher. »
- Gary Collinson
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Preacher series has added another name to its expanding roster of misfit characters. Set up at AMC and scheduled to commence production shortly, the show will now be joined by This Is England‘s Joseph Gilgun. As the Irish vampire Cassidy, Gilgun has snagged one of three leading roles.
The comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon revolves around a preacher named Jesse Custer. A conflicted man who becomes entangled with a beast fallen from heaven, he gathers his best friend and his ex-girlfriend to track down God. That core trio now has its bestie in the shape of Cassidy, who is described as follows:
“… the most wild-ass, bestest “bro” you’d ever want to meet. He may be 100 years dead but no one’s more boisterously alive than Proinsias Cassidy. An incorrigible mischief-maker, Cassidy’s up for anything — joyriding, bungee-jumping, bank robbing, »
- Gem Seddon
AMC's highly-anticipated Preacher has added yet another member to its cast, with Joseph Gilgun signing on to play the Irish vampire Cassidy. He joins a cast that already includes Ruth Negga as Tulip and Ian Colletti as Arseface. Dominic Cooper is still in negotiations to play the lead character Jesse Custer, but his deal has not been finalized at this time.
The story, based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's graphic novel of the same name, follows Texas preacher Jesse Custer, who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven, which gives him the ability to make anyone do as he commands. After learning that God has abandoned his post in heaven, Jesse goes on a quest to literally find God, along with his ex-girlfriend Tulip and Cassidy. The vampire Cassidy is more than 100 years old, but he is described by Deadline as "the most wild-ass, bestest 'bro' you'd ever want to meet. »
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's Preacher pilot for AMC -- based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's 90s comic -- has another bit of co-lead casting info. Though we still don't have our Jesse Custer, we now have our Irish vampire, Cassidy, who will be played by Joseph Gilgun (This Is England). Deadline describes the character as, The most wild-ass, bestest “bro” you’d ever want to meet. He may be 100 years dead but no one’s more boisterously alive than Proinsias Cassidy. An incorrigible mischief-maker, Cassidy’s up for anything — joyriding, bungee-jumping, bank robbing, peyote dropping. He’s also a relentless conversationalist with opinions on everything from religion to politics to pop culture to theories on why people are better able to tolerate the odor of their own flatulence. [caption id="attachment_295481" align="alignright" width="230"] Image via Vertigo[/caption] So just an Irishman. If you've seen any of the gritty This Is England series, »
- Allison Keene
"It was great," he told Digital Spy of shooting the film. "It's a very different experience from Vikings - a lot of CGI stuff and a lot of motion capture, so it was a whole different experience.
"It's a totally different way of acting. Sometimes you're not actually even talking to anybody, it's just to air, so it's very different.
"But I'm excited about it - the motion capture stuff is gonna be pretty ground-breaking. I've seen some images from it, and what they can create now with computers is unbelievable."
The fantasy film is scheduled for »
Just one day after AMC landed actress Ruth Negga for the female lead Tulip in Preacher, the series has added Ian Colletti as Eugene Root, a.k.a. Arseface. In the comic book created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Eugene has a horrendously disfigured face and a speech impediment. Although he is seen by most in his Texas hometown as a monster, Eugene is an incredibly nice kid who looks up to Jesse Custer, although he is haunted by something he did in his past, which he fears may have turned God against him.
Dominic Cooper is reportedly in contention to play Jesse Custer, but it isn't known if negotiations are under way or not. The series revolves around Jesse, a Texas preacher who merges with a creature that gives him the ability to make anyone do as he pleases. After learning that God has abandoned his post in heaven, »
The series revolves around Jesse Custer, a Texas preacher who merges with a creature that gives him the ability to bend people's will. After learning that God has abandoned his post in heaven, he goes on a journey with his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and a female vampire named Cassidy to find God.
In the comics, Eugene has a disfigured face and speech impediment dismissed by the world. Yet he's an incredibly nice kid who looks up to Jesse, although he's haunted by his past.
The casting follows that of Negga earlier this week, while Dominic Cooper is reportedly in contention to play Jesse. Sam Catlin wrote the pilot script and will executive produce alongside Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, with »
- Garth Franklin
I was introduced to “Preacher” late in its run but I still remember the exact moment I became aware of the series. I stumbled across a depiction of Arseface painted by Glenn Fabry and instantly knew that I had to find out what this series was all about. I was not disappointed. The casting for AMC’s Preacher series has been picking up steam as of late; first it was rumoured that Dominic Cooper was the front-runner for the role of Jesse Custer, but our first »
- Kevin Fraser
AMC has been reportedly courting Marvel alum Dominic Cooper for the lead role in its Preacher adaptation. While that rumor has yet to be verified with an official announcement, the network has scooped up another Marvel stalwart in the meantime. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Ruth Negga has boarded the series for the role of Tulip.
Preacher hails from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The creative pair has been developing the show based on the original comic series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, which revolves around the exploits of Reverend Jesse Custer (the role Cooper is in contention for). A man of the cloth who loses his way, Custer decides to track down God after the creator of the universe bails on his responsibilities, enlisting his ex-girlfriend and an amiable vampire to help on his quest.
Per Deadline, Negga is now the first cast member to sign on as Custer’s ex-beau. »
- Gem Seddon
Update: As we assumed yesterday, the casting announcements are now coming thick and fast for Sony and AMC's Preacher adaptation. While there's still no word on Jesse Custer, we do now know who will be playing Eugene Root, Aka Arseface - young actor Ian Colletti. Here's the character bio we've seen on Deadline.com:
"Even with his horribly disfigured face and severe speech impediment, Eugene’s still the nicest kid you’ll ever meet and really looks up to Jesse. Stomach-churningly difficult to look at, Eugene’s the town’s reviled Frankenstein’s monster, but that won’t change his earnest, sweet and pure outlook on life. However, he is troubled by something terrible he’s done in the past — something he fears might have turned God himself against him. »
Ruth Negga, best known for her role as Raina in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." alongside big screen roles in "12 Years a Slave" and "World War Z," has become the first cast member to sign on for AMC's TV series adaptation of the "Preacher" comics.
Negga is set to play the female lead Tulip in the show, the ex-girlfriend and one true love of the titular Texas preacher Jesse Custer. In the comic, Jesse merges with a heavenly creature that gives him the ability to make anyone do anything he commands.
Upon learning God has abandoned his post in heaven, he teams with Tulip and a vampire named Cassidy to find God. At last report "Marvel's Agent Carter" actor Dominic Cooper was being eyed to play Jesse Custer, though no formal offer has been issued yet.
- Garth Franklin
Just one week after we reported that Marvel's Agent Carter star Dominic Cooper was being eyed to play Jesse Custer in AMC's Preacher, the series has cast Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Ruth Negga as the female lead Tulip. Deadline reports that the actress is the first cast member to sign on at this point. Our report from last week revealed that Dominic Cooper was the front runner to play the lead character Jesse Custer, although no formal offer has been issued yet.
Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon created the popular Preacher comic book series, which centers on Texas preacher Jesse Custer, who merges with a heavenly creature that gives him the ability to make anyone do anything he commands. After learning that God has literally abandoned his post in heaven, Jesse teams up with his ex-girlfriend and only true love Tulip (Ruth Negga) and a vampire named Cassidy to literally find God. »
A while back we heard that AMC's Preacher adaptation was looking to cast an African American actress in the role of Tulip O'Hara, and it seems there was some truth to that... though Ruth Negga is Ethiopian-Irish! Deadline report that the actress -- who can currently be seen trying to come to terms with her Inhuman appearance as Raina on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. -- is the first confirmed cast member for the small screen take on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's controversial comic series, which is being developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Tulip is described by Deadline as "a volatile, action-packed, sexified force of nature, a capable, unrepentant criminal with a love of fashion and ability to construct helicopter-downing bazookas out of coffee cans and corn shine who’s not afraid to steal, kill or corn cob-stab her way out of a bad situation." Sounds about right! »
The script for AMC’s “Preacher” pilot has been completed, and production is inching closer, which means that the search for a cast is well under way. And it looks like a star has perhaps been found. Read on for the… Continue Reading →
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- John Squires
Fresh off of his turn as Howard Stark on ABC’s Agent Carter, Dominic Cooper could be nearing another comic book role. A new rumor claims Cooper is the frontrunner for the lead in Preacher, AMC’s upcoming adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s 1990s comic book series. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are executive producing. More […]
- Angie Han
Around this time last year, AMC began work on its adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s nineties comic book Preacher, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg tasked with ushering it to the small screen. Whether it’s in light of their dwindling line-up – Breaking Bad has come and gone, and Mad Men is set to wrap soon – or something else entirely, the network are rumored to be kicking things up a notch.
A speculative spot of casting news has recently commenced its jaunt around the web – and it’s one we recommend ingesting with a smidgen of salt. According to a source over at The Tracking Board, Agent Carter star Dominic Cooper is the frontrunner for the lead role of supernatural reverend Jessie Custer.
- Gem Seddon
The story follows a down-and-out Texas preacher possessed by Genesis, a supernatural entity conceived by the unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon.
Given immense powers, the preacher teams with an old girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire and sets out on a journey across America to find God -- who apparently had abandoned his duties in heaven -- and hold him accountable for his negligence.
No formal offer has been extended to Dominic Cooper yet, but he is apparently the network's top choice to play Custer. »
- Garth Franklin
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