Dominic Cooper Considered Frontrunner For Lead Role In AMC's Preacher

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According to the Tracking Board, Captain America: The First Avenger and Agent Carter actor Dominic Cooper is the frontrunner for the lead role in AMC's Preacher television series.

Tracking Board reports, "Though there have been no official offers extended to Cooper, I'm hearing that he's the top pick to star as Jesse Custer." Custer is a small town preacher from Texas who becomes posessed with an entity that is more powerful than God. Yup, more powerful than the big guy upstairs. After he bonds with the Geneiss entity he is infused with a new power of persuasion.

The show is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher comic books, which have been published under DC Comics' Vertigo line. AMC's Preacher is being developed by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin.

Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, and 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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The pilot will be produced in the summer of 2015 for series consideration in 2016.