Casting: Cooper, Carell, Rapace, Brand

It’s official, Dominic Cooper is set to star as Jesse Custer in AMC’s pilot for their TV series adaptation of the acclaimed “Preacher” comics. Producer Seth Rogen confirmed the news a few hours ago in a tweet.

In the series, Cooper plays a conflicted preacher who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven, giving him the ability to make anyone do anything he says. He teams with his ex-girlfriend and an Irish vampire in an effort to find where God has gone.

Steve Carell will star in the Robert Zemeckis” narrative film adaptation of Jeff Malmberg’s 2010 documentary “Marwencol” at Universal Pictures.

The story centers on a man who recovers from an assault by building a miniature World War II-era village in his backyard. [Source: Variety]

Noomi Rapace has scored the lead role in Steven Shainberg’s sci-fi adventure thriller “Rupture” which Andrew Lazar is slated to produce for Tango Pictures. Brian Nelson penned the script.

Rapace will play a single mother struggling to raise her son alone, abducted by a mysterious organization. While trying to escape, she uncovers an extraordinary secret about herself. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]

Army of One
Russell Brand is set to join Nicolas Cage in the Larry Charles-directed comedy “Army of One” at Endgame Entertainment and Conde Nast Entertainment. Denis O’Hare, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Rainn Wilson are also on board.

The story is loosely based on a GQ article about an ex-con who made eleven attempts to travel to the most volatile region of Pakistan to capture Osama bin Laden, armed with only a sword. [Source: Variety]