Dominic Cooper to star in Preacher

Dominic Cooper to star in Preacher

It’s official:Dominic Cooper will star as Jesse Custer in AMC’s pilot Preacher. Seth Rogen, who is one of the exec producers of the project, confirmed the news via Twitter.

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Published: Wed 22 Apr 2015, 9:58 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:29 PM

Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s eponymous ‘90s comicbook series, Preacher centers around Cooper’s Custer, a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven, giving him the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), Custer embarks on a journey to literally track down God. The cast also includes Lucy Griffiths as Emily and Ian Colletti as Eugene Root, aka Arseface.

“Every once in a while you find a project where all the elements line up beautifully. With Preacher, it starts with a bold, compelling, and thought-provoking comicbook series from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon and a whole lot of fans who already know Jesse Custer, Cassidy, and Tulip,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s exec VP of original programming, production and digital content. “Add to that the passionate and talented Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin, an incredible producing team in Neal Moritz, the Original Film team and our good friends at Sony Pictures Television, and we have everything we need to be very excited to move forward on Preacher.” 

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