John Cusack in negotiations to act in Misfortune. The Golden Globe-nominated High Fidelity and Love and Mercy star is being offered a role in the chase thriller from director Lucky McGee and Radiant Films.
The company’s president and CEO, Mimi Steinbauer, was beside herself as she announced Cusack’s possible involvement in the film, stating that he is well-suited for the role being offered to him and will complement McGee’s directing style well. The project is already being eyed for release overseas, with Radiant Films directly handling a planned screening at Cannes.
As of now, Cusack is the biggest name to be attached to the project. It is possible that other high-profile actors will join him on the set of Misfortune, but none have been mentioned in connection to the film:
Cusack will play Miller, a sharp, quick-witted businessman who has left everything behind, including his family, to start a new life after embezzling a client’s money. All had been going according to plan until he becomes separated from his cash in the middle of the wilderness. Three young friends happen upon the lost fortune, and a desperate and violent Miller will do anything to get his money back.
Cusack is coming off a starring role in the Brian Wilson biopic Love and Mercy and co-starred in Chi-Raq and Maps to the Stars. He next appears with Samuel L. Jackson in the thriller Cell and then with Famke Janssen in American Undercover.
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