Preacher Star

Update: Seth Rogen has officially confirmed Dominic Cooper will play Jesse Custer in Preacher.

Original story follows.

An English actor will play a Texas preacher who gains incredible power in AMC’s series Preacher. After being floated as a likely lead for the series some weeks ago, Dominic Cooper is finally in the process of making a deal to play Jesse Custer, “a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who is able to influence people after after he merges with a heavenly creature.”

That’s a nice way of saying that Custer sort of merges with Genesis, the offspring of an angel and a demon, which gives him power that may rival that of God. Or that’s how it is in the comics, anyway; sounds like there will be a few changes made here and there as Preacher becomes a TV show.

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‘Preacher’ Casts the Vampire Cassidy

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The producers of AMC’s Preacher pilot seemingly haven’t fully locked the actor who’ll play Jesse Custer, the title character, but the rest of the major cast is slowly being shown to the publicIan Colletti plays the disfigured young man Eugene Root, aka Arseface, while Ruth Negga plays Tulip, the woman whose fierce love for Jesse is matched only by the ferocity she unleashes on anyone who crosses her.

Now the third person in the primary friendship triangle will be played by British actor Joseph Gilgun (This Is England). In this case, “person” is being generous, as Cassidy is a vampire, and a particularly voracious one at that, if not exactly in the traditional blood-drinking sense. (He does that, too.)

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Ruth Negga on Agents of SHIELD

AMC’s Preacher has picked up its first cast member, and it’s someone with comic book experience. Ruth Negga, most recently seen in ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., has joined the pilot from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. More on the new Preacher casting, including character details, after the jump.

Update: Preacher has also just cast Ian Colletti as an important and unforgettable supporting character.

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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.

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Seth Rogen‘s Preacher pilot isn’t shooting for another several months, meaning it’s not airing for another year at least. But while we wait, Rogen has offered us a little clue about what to expect.

Rogen tweeted a stack of films that he says inspired Preacher, which he plans to write and possibly direct with Evan Goldberg. See the Seth Rogen Preacher inspirations after the jump.  Read More »

AMC Orders ‘Preacher’ Pilot

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An adaptation of the profane, funny and strange Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon comic book series Preacher never got off the ground as a film, but the TV series adaptation is steadily moving forward. Developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This is the End, The Interview), the series now has a pilot order. AMC made the deal for a Preacher pilot, scripted by Rogen and Goldberg.

That means we’ll soon hear casting choices for the characters, likely beginning with Jesse Custer, the preacher of the title who is imbued with the power of Godly persuasion… and wants to confront God as a result. Read More »

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