Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast of the film adaptation of Stephen King's 2006 novel "Cell" at Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company.
Jackson will play Tom McCourt, an engineer and former soldier who teams with Clay Riddell (John Cusack) to escape Boston as the world turns mad.
The cause is a powerful signal being broadcast across cell phone networks worldwide which re-programs the users' minds and makes them murderous beasts.
Tod 'Kip' Williams is directing from a script co-written by King and Adam Alleca. Shooting aims to start early next year.