Dominic Cooper is nearing a deal to star in AMC’s “Preacher,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Cooper has not closed a deal yet but that’s expected to be a mere formality, according to insiders.
Based on the popular ’90s comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, “Preacher” follows Jesse Custer (Cooper), a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who is able to influence people after after he merges with a heavenly creature.
Ruth Negga co-stars as his ex-girlfriend Tulip, while Joseph Gilgun is set to play an Irish vampire named Cassidy. The three of them embark on a journey to find God.
The cast also includes Ian Colletti as Arseface and Lucy Griffiths as no-nonsense, single mother Emily.
Cooper is represented by CAA and Markham, Froggatt and Irwin.