Samuel L. Jackson to Star in Stephen King’s Cell With John Cusack

Samuel L. Jackson With John Cusack in 1408

It is going to be a “1408” reunion on the set of “Cell,” as director Tod Williams has just cast Samuel L. Jackson in the adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. Jackson’s “1408” co-star John Cusack had already been attached to the project.

When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users’ minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed. Heading north through New England in search of his wife and son, Clay Riddell (Cusack) is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected “phoners.”

In the film, Jackson will play Tom McCourt, an engineer and former soldier who escapes from Boston along with Cusack’s character.

With a screenplay penned by Stephen King and Adam Alleca, production on Cell will commence in January.