Casting news for AMC’s upcoming “Preacher” pilot is coming at us hot and heavy this week, and today the latest announcement has been made. Who will be playing the lovable character known as Arseface? Read on to find out!
Deadline reports that young actor Ian Colletti (“Rake”) has landed the role of Arseface, whose real name is Eugene Root. The character has a horribly disfigured face and a severe speech impediment but is an otherwise nice kid, looking up to main character Jesse Custer. However, the town’s reviled monster is troubled by something terrible he’s done in the past — something he fears might have turned God himself against him.
As we reported yesterday, Ruth Negga has landed the female lead in “Preacher,” playing Jesse’s ex-girlfriend, Tulip. The character is described as a volatile, action-packed, sexified force of nature, a capable, unrepentant criminal with a love of fashion and ability to construct helicopter-downing bazookas out of coffee cans and corn shine who’s not afraid to steal, kill, or corn cob-stab her way out of a bad situation.
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“Preacher,” a Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production, was developed for TV by Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”) and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End, Superbad, Neighbors). Rogen and Goldberg will produce through their Point Grey banner along with Neal Moritz’s Original Film.
The pilot was written by Sam Catlin. Rogen and Goldberg are attached to direct.
Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s twisted ‘90s comic book series, “Preacher” is about Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to literally find God.