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This Marvel star may headline AMC's Preacher adaptation

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Mar 13, 2015, 10:48 AM EDT

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) are still developing their adaptation of the comic Preacher. The series will air on AMC and is poised to be the network's next big hit. They've been hard at work looking for the right actor to play the title character, Reverend Jesse Custer. And they may have finally found him.

British actor Dominic Cooper could be the man for the job. Best known for his role as Howard Stark in Marvel's Captain America and Agent Carter, Cooper's no stranger to comic adaptations. Even though an offer hasn't been sent out, he's said to be the frontrunner. Cooper may not be who you envisioned as Custer, but we think it could work.

He's a great actor who's played a variety of characters over the course of his career. He was one of the many highlights of Agent Carter, so we wouldn't mind seeing him in another weekly series. The more he's on our screen the better.

Here's AMC's official synopsis for Preacher:

Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, and has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned his responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making him answer for his dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print – an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers —a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.”

Production on the pilot begins this summer.

(via The Tracking Board)