John Cusack to Star in “Utopia”

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John Cusack has been tapped to headline Amazon’s Utopia. 

Cusack will star opposite previously cast Sasha Lane and Rainn Wilson in the straight-to-series adaptation of the British drama.

Utopia centers on a group of young adults who meet online and are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come into possession of a near-mythical cult underground graphic novel. Within the comic’s pages, they discover the conspiracy theories that may actually be real and are forced into the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world.

According to Variety, Cusack will play Dr. Kevin Christie, a charismatic, media-savvy and brilliant biotech mind who wants to change the world through science. 

Amazon put in a nine-episode first season order back in 2018.