Could Revival have found its preacher?
A source close to the production tells EW that Samuel L. Jackson is circling the very meaty role of Charles Jacobs in the adaptation of Stephen King’s Revival. Josh Boone, who directed The Fault in Our Stars, has written the script and will helm the project, with Michael de Luca on board as producer.
The character of Charles Jacobs is one of King’s most interesting and complex: he’s a charismatic, small-town preacher who begins experimenting with the supernatural using electricity after his wife and child are killed in an accident. This is a story from the mind of Stephen King, so things only get more twisty and darker from there.
No word yet as to who is in talks to play the lead character, Jamie Morton.
Boone is also attached to direct an adaptation of King’s classic novel The Stand, and he’s also set to write and direct a new X-Men spinoff, The New Mutants.
Jackson was most recently seen in The Hateful Eight, and will appear in a handful of 2016 films, including The Legend of Tarzan.