Film adaptation of Stephen King's 'Cell' will star John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson

'Cell' follows a group of people trying to survive after a mysterious 'pulse' sent to cell phones turned those who received them into murderers.

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'Cell' will reportedly star John Cusack (l.) and Samuel L. Jackson (r.).

Actors John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson will be the newest thespians to portray characters created by author Stephen King.

Cusack and Jackson will star in a film adaptation of King’s novel “Cell,” according to TheWrap.

King’s book, which was released in 2006, takes place during a crisis in which a signal broadcast to cell phones turned anyone who used one into a zombielike creature. An artist named Clay is in Boston when the event occurs and is separated from his son by the outbreak. Clay tries to find his son as he and others work to evade the cell phone users.

According to TheWrap, Cusack will portray Clay while Jackson will take on the role of Tom McCourt, a former member of the military with whom Clay joins up and escapes the city of Boston.

Tod Williams, who also helmed 2010’s “Paranormal Activity 2,” will reportedly direct the film.

King is behind the script for the film with screenwriter Adam Alleca, who also wrote the horror film “The Last House on the Left.”

Benaroya Pictures, one of the studios behind the movie, said in a statement that “it’s really exciting to have such a great cast continue to come together on this project.”

A release date has not been announced for the film.

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