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John Cusack to star in ‘Jack’

Not THE Jack, as in Jack the Ripper, though I think Cusack would make a fabulous Ripper. Who would suspect him?He’s just so nice, so amiable, so cool.

According to Bloody Disgusting, Cusack is taking on the role of a serial killer who has forgotten he’s a serial killer. He’s been in an accident and now has amnesia. Unaware of his bloody past he falls in love with the doctor treating him but slowly memories of his previous murderous ways start creeping back.  What’s a guy to do when faced with the choice of two true loves, one breathing and the other one bloody?

If this sounds familiar to anyone but me there was a film starring Keith Carradine called Blackout which had a similar premise. A man kills his family, is in an auto accident, forgets his identity and his crime then remarries.

I like the idea of John Cusack as serial killer and the complications of his bloody past could make this a nice showcase for a very good actor.  Assuming of course the screenplay manages to hold it together and not dive off the deep end, though I forsee scenes of sweat inducing nightmares and creepy flashbacks.

Brad Anderson (Session 9, The Machinist) is directing Jack from a script by David Venable.

Do you buy Cusack as a killer?


Robin Ruinsky has been a writer since penning her autobiography in fourth grade. Along the way she's studied theater at Syracuse University, worked with Woody Allen starring most of the time on the cutting room floor. A segue into the punk rock scene followed but writing was always the main focus. She writes for various crafty, artsy magazines about people who make craftsy, artsy collectible things. But her first love is writing fiction and film criticism which some people think are the same thing.

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