Actor John Cusack, best known for his roles in feature films such as “Say Anything…,” “Being John Malkovich,” “High Fidelity” and “Grosse Pointe Blank,” has landed his first starring role in a TV series.
Variety reports that Cusack will play Dr. Kevin Christie in Amazon’s upcoming “Utopia.”
“In ‘Utopia,’ a group of young adults who meet online are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come into possession of a near-mythical cult underground graphic novel,” Variety reports. “They discover the conspiracy theories in the comic’s pages may actually be real and are forced into the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world.”
The report adds: “Cusack will play Christie, a charismatic, media-savvy and brilliant biotech mind who wants to change the world through science. He is the latest addition to the cast, after Rainn Wilson joined the project to play Michael Stearns and Sasha Lane is set to portray Jessica Hyde.”