Exclusive: John Cusack Knows Jack (*groan*)
The guy needs to get back to his good romantic comedy roots and stay away from political movies and sentimental kid movies (Martian Child). According to our source, The Hollywood Cog, the next project on his plate is neither. It's a $20 million indie thriller, which Cusack has had mixed success with. Cusack is attached now to Jack, about a doctor who falls for a accident victim with memory loss, unaware that the victim is actually a killer, a role that certainly fits into Cusack's Grosse Point Blank identity.
Joseph Rubin will direct based on a David Venable script. Venable hasn't done anything since the 1993 dud, Fortress; and Rubin (Sleeping with the Enemy) has been basically unheard from since his 2004 Julianne Moore flop, The Forgotten. Which is to say: Cusack is in good company, among filmmakers who haven't made a memorable movie in years.