“Agent Carter” and “Mamma Mia” star Dominic Cooper is reportedly the front runner to take the lead role of Jesse Custer in AMC’s TV series based on the acclaimed “Preacher” comics.
The Tracking Board posted the report about the possible casting in the series which Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are set to produce. AMC issued a pilot order for the project back in December.
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. Rogen and Goldberg are set to direct the pilot.