John Cusack is headed to television! Last TVRage heard, Cusack had no plans to act alongside Charlie Cox in CBS' Wall Street drama, which he co-wrote and is executive producing. The good news is that times have changed, and it looks like Cusack is poised to take on a role in the project.
The drama from ‘Justified’ writers Taylor Elmore and Ben Cavell is set in the world of Wall Street. Cox ('Boardwalk Empire') will star as Jackson, a sophisticated Wall Street hedge fund trader, who has served his country in Iraq, and has the the integrity and passion to do good in the aggressive world of power and money on Wall Street.
Enter Cusack, who will cameo in the pilot as Ted, a jaded former Wall Street trader who left the business. The role was envisioned as a series regular, however there are no deals in place for Cusack to have a more pivotal character.
This appearance on the small screen is somewhat unusual for Cusack. Last pilot season, the in-demand actor declined all pilot offers. Cusack’s past television appearances have been limited, as he has had a one-episode role in HBO’s 'Doll & Em' and guest-starred in a 1996 episode of ‘Frasier’ (well, his voice did). He also appeared on HBO’s telepic ‘The Jack Bull.’
On the feature side, the actor’s big screen credits are vast, as he has appeared in over 50 feature films. Some of his credits include ‘1408,’ ‘The Butler,’ ‘Hot Tub Time Machine,’ ‘Grosse Pointe Blank,’ and classic hits such as ‘Sixteen Candles,’ ‘Better Off Dead’ and ‘Say Anything.’