More news on the casting front for the upcoming Stephen King flick ‘Cell’ and it’s been announced that they’ve found their female lead. It appears that Isabelle Fuhrman (‘Orphan’, ‘The Hunger Games‘) has signed on for the role! In a film that is going to be taking place in a post-apoctalyptic scenario, it’s good to see someone being cast that has experience in both action and alternate worlds already! Fuhrman is set to join John Cusack (‘The Raven‘,’1408’) and Samuel L. Jackson (‘RoboCop‘, ‘The Avengers‘) to round off the leads in the cast. Both Cusack and Jackson have worked on King projects in the past, so it’s hopeful we might get something good here.
Fuhrman is set to play the role of Alice who Cusack and Jackson’s characters end up saving. After they do, she joins them in their quest for freedom and trying to track down Cusack’s family. With a rumored release date of 2015 the film is expected to go into production soon though no solid release date has yet been announced.
Here’s a synopsis of the book the film is based on:
Artist Clayton Riddell had been in Boston negotiating a successful deal to sell his comic book project. His joy at finally hitting it big is shattered by an event called The Pulse which causes all those who were using their cell phones at the time of The Pulse to become zombies attacking and killing anyone in their way. Fortunately for Clay, he does not own a cell phone. In the panic to get out of Boston and find his way home to his wife and son in Maine, he is joined by Tom McCourt, a man he meets in the meleé immediately following The Pulse and a young girl, Alice, who they rescue from being killed by one of the “crazies.” The story follows their terrifying journey, avoiding capture—and worse—by the “crazies” who are beginning to “flock” and are led by one they call Raggedy Man as they attempt to reach Maine and a place called Kashwak which they hope will be their salvation.
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Source: Cinema Blend