Samuel L. Jackson has reportedly been approached about starring in Josh Boone’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s 2014 novel “Revival” says EW.
Should he join, Jackson would play the role of Charles Jacobs – a minister who loses his wife and child in a gruesome auto accident. Distraught, he denounces God and religion during a sermon and becomes a faith healer fueled by his lifelong experiments with electricity.
Said experiments help a young musician named Jamie Morton (still to be cast) overcome his drug problem. Jamie soon learns there’s side effects to Jacobs’ healing process, and the experiments ultimately reveal something shocking about the fate of humanity.
“The Fault in Our Stars” director Josh Boone is helming the project which he decided to pursue after temporarily putting his adaptation of King’s ambitious opus “The Stand” on hold. Jackson has previously starred in two King adaptations – 2007’s “1408” and the still to be released “Cell”.
In related King news, the author was recently asked by Rolling Stone for comment about the long gestating adaptation of his classic fantasy book series “The Dark Tower”. His answer sadly wasn’t that definitive:
“It looks to me like it’s more likely than not it’ll happen at this point. Let’s put it that way. I think that it’s more likely than not that Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey will be in it. But I can’t say with any certainty. I know that they’re trying to make deals with these actors [and] with Sony, and that’s the extent of my knowledge.”
“The Dark Tower” is currently targeting a January 13th 2017 release date which, at this point, it’s unlikely to meet.