John Cusack is set to star opposite Sasha Lane and Rainn Wilson in the Amazon straight-to-series adaptation of the British drama series “Utopia”.
The story follows a group of young adults who meet online and are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy organization after they come into possession of a cult underground graphic novel.
Said comic contains conspiracy theories that may actually be real, including horrific events that haven’t happened yet, and they are forced to save the world. “Gone Girl” author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn has penned the adaptation.
Cusack will play Dr. Kevin Christie, a charismatic and media-savvy biotech genius and philanthropist who wants to change the world through science. The show will be Cusack’s first starring role in a TV series.
Jessica Rhoades, Sharon Hall, Karen Wilson and Dennis Kelly will also executive produce.