John Cusack Enters The Factory

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:51 pm,

John Cusack John Cusack Enters The FactoryEveryone likes John Cusack. He’s one of the few actors who rarely phones in a performance and even his “paycheck” films are worth watching- including Must Love Dogs, barely.
In recent years Cusack seems to have been the go-to guy for mid-budget psychological thrillers, with the likes of Identity and this year’s 1408.

Cusack has now signed up for The Factory, a new thriller for Joel Silver’s Dark Castle shingle.
The films tells the story of a cop on the trail of a serial killer, who according to the Hollywood Reporter “drops any professional restraint and goes all out to get the killer” when his daughter goes missing.

This all sounds very generic and if it’s from Dark Castle (the company behind Gothika and the House of Wax remake amongst others) then it probably is, however I do have faith in Cusack’s choice in projects.

Morgan O’Neill, a winner of the Australian “Project Greenlight” co-wrote the script with actor Paul Leyden, O’Neill will also direct.

Although I sound apprehensive about this, I don’t mean to. I always enjoy a good serial killer film, and I get a kick out of “loose cannon” cop movies. With John Cusack involved this should, at the very least be a reasonable addition to the genre.

The film is set in Buffalo, New York, but as Canadian producer Don Carmody is involved I’d bet good money it will lens in Canada.

We’ll find out next year. The film begins shooting in January.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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  1. I like Cusack. I haven’t seen Martian Child but I really enjoyed 1408. And of course the one that made him famous: Say Anything. :-)


  2. I agree Vic John Cusack is a popular actor. He’s one of those guys that everyone likes.
    I thought 1408 was awesome and overall a huge step forward in Steven King films.
    This new film premise sounds very cool with him as the lead !!!

  3. I’m glad he’s still in the biz, actors that die out after their prime depress me.

  4. I saw Martian Child; very touching. No WONDERFUL.

    I do not doubt any movie John Cusack chooses to work in making will be good. I hope to see more of Joan in his films too. *hopes for such, soon.*
    ‘career oppurtunities are ones that never knock’. But, in his case -they do?