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AMC's ‘Preacher’ Brings in Elizabeth Perkins

AMC's ‘Preacher’ Brings in Elizabeth Perkins

Yesterday, it was officially confirmed by producer and pilot co-director Seth Rogen that Dominic Cooper had finally secured the lead role as Jesse Custer in AMC's upcoming comic book adaptation series Preacher. Now we have news that Weeds alum Elizabeth Perkins has signed on for a co-starring role opposite Cooper. Perkins is set to star as Vyla Quinncannon. She is a genteel but formidable businesswoman and owner of the local slaughterhouse in Annville. She is described as ambitious, strong-willed and terrifying. It will be revealed that Vyla shares a past with Jesse's father, which gives her a singular hold over Jesse.

Preacher, which is co-executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, is based on the popular cult 90s comic book of the same name. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are directing the pilot episode from a script written by Sam Catlin. The series will follow a Texas preacher named Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) who somehow merges with a creature who has escaped from heaven, and goes on a journey to literally find God, who has abandoned his place in Heaven.

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AMC's ‘Preacher’ Lands Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer

AMC's ‘Preacher’ Lands Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer

After more than a month of negotiations, Dominic Cooper has finally been confirmed to play Jesse Custer on AMC's upcoming series Preacher. Executive producer Seth Rogen confirmed the news on his Twitter page earlier this morning. The actor most recently starred in a recurring role on ABC's Marvel's Agent Carter as Howard Stark, but it isn't known if that show will be renewed for a second season.

The show is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's comic book of the same name, following a Texas preacher named Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper). He somehow merges with a creature who has escaped from heaven, and goes on a journey to literally find God, who has abandoned his place in Heaven. Jesse is joined on this journey by his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun). Other confirmed cast members include Lucy Griffiths as Emily and Ian Colletti as Eugene Root, aka Arseface.

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AMC's ‘Preacher’ Wants ‘Agent Carter’ Star Dominic Cooper?

AMC's ‘Preacher’ Wants ‘Agent Carter’ Star Dominic Cooper?

After languishing in development for several years as a feature film adaptation, AMC announced last February that it was developing a Preacher TV series with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The show was given a pilot order back in December, but we haven't heard much about the project since then. The Tracking Board reports that Marvel's Agent Carter star Dominic Cooper is the front runner to take the lead role of Jesse Custer.

Based on the hit comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith. He has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned His responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making Him answer for His dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print - an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers - a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.

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Dominic Cooper Will Return as Howard Stark in ‘Agent Carter’

Dominic Cooper Will Return as Howard Stark in ‘Agent Carter’

Marvel's Agent Carter adds another familiar face as Dominic Cooper (The Devil's Double, My Week with Marilyn) will reprise the role of Howard Stark in the upcoming series coming to ABC in 2015!

Cooper first played Tony Stark's father in Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger before returning for a cameo at the end of Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, and now Cooper will reunite with star Hayley Atwell for Marvel's Agent Carter.

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Hayley Atwell Hints at Dominic Cooper's Return in ‘Marvel's Agent Carter’

Hayley Atwell Hints at Dominic Cooper's Return in ‘Marvel's Agent Carter’

Back in March, series co-creator Stephen McFeely revealed that Dominic Cooper will have a recurring role as Howard Stark in the series, which takes place in the year 1946, in the same timeline that was established in Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter. While Dominic Cooper's involvement still hasn't been officially confirmed yet, it's a rather safe bet that we'll see him popping up in the show.

We reported last month that Season 1 of the series will span eight episodes, debuting sometime in mid-season between the first and second halves of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s second season.

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‘Reasonable Doubt’ Deleted Scene with Dominic Cooper | EXCLUSIVE

‘Reasonable Doubt’ Deleted Scene with Dominic Cooper | EXCLUSIVE

When a lawyer gets involved in a fatal accident, he becomes compelled to set an innocent man free at the expense of his own career in our exclusive deleted scene from Reasonable Doubt. Dominic Cooper stars as district attorney Mitch Brockden, whose life unravels after he flees the scene of a fatal accident. When Clifton Davis (Samuel L. Jackson) is found with the body, he is charged with murder, causing Mitch to throw his own case against Clifton to try and clear his conscience, although this man may not be as innocent as he thinks. Check out this scene that wasn't shown during its theatrical run, which features Samuel L. Jackson and Gloria Reuben and shows how Mitch starts stacking the deck against himself in court.

Hotshot district attorney Mitch Brockden (Dominic Cooper) is involved in a fatal hit-and-run, but Clinton Davis (Samuel L. Jackson) is found with the body and charged with murder. Believing that Davis is innocent, Brockden is compelled to throw the trial. Soon after, Brockden's perfect life begins to unravel as he realizes that the man he set free is hiding a secret that will destroy him.

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‘Need for Speed’ Driving School with Dominic Cooper Featurette

‘Need for Speed’ Driving School with Dominic Cooper Featurette

Watch as the actor prepares for some of the most intense driving sequences ever attempted in a motion picture.
‘Warcraft’: Dominic Cooper Talks About the Human Side of the Story

‘Warcraft’: Dominic Cooper Talks About the Human Side of the Story

The actor compares the issues these characters are facing to real-world problems. Plus, he says the script didn't read like a video game adaptation.