John Cusack will star in Stephen King’s Cell

The tale of a cellphone-generated plague

Another day, another Stephen King update, with new details emerging concerning the adaptation of the prolific author’s apocalyptic novel, Cell.

John Cusack has signed on to star in the movie as comic-book writer Clayton Riddell, a man who finds himself at the heart of a disastrous event known as “The Pulse”.

“The Pulse” sends everybody who is using their mobile phone at that moment into a murderous rage, and it isn’t long before all hell has broken loose across America. Fortunately for Clay, however, he doesn’t own a mobile phone…

This will be Cusack’s third appearance in a King adaptation, having already cropped up in 1408 and Stand By Me. No further casting has been announced at this juncture.

King has co-written the screenplay with Last House On The Left writer Adam Alleca, although no director is attached at this stage. Perhaps it's time King got on the phone to Frank Darabont? Using a landline, naturally…

Is Cusack a good fit for the role? Tell us, below!


    • SiMan

      Nov 1st 2012, 14:06

      Who did Cusack play in Stand by me? I don't remember him being in it? And wasn't there a film a few years ago called 'Pulse' that had a pretty much same story?

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    • SiMan

      Nov 1st 2012, 14:07

      ...ah, i remember now, he's the older brother in it isn't he. Should really think before i type

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    • pingpong

      Nov 1st 2012, 18:20

      @ endofdays They didn't change Free Willy

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    • nickwest

      Nov 1st 2012, 20:40

      It was called Cell in NZ. I'm sure I read that book

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    • Desperation

      Nov 1st 2012, 22:04

      That's actually a great bit of casting.I can see that working really well.

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    • LeoPulvirenti

      Nov 11th 2012, 12:23

      Currently reading the book, looking forward to the film, John Cusack would be a great for the role of Clayton Riddell

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