Samuel L Jackson to play first gay role in Stephen King film
LGBTI advocate with the highest grossing film total of all time once said he would never play gay or kiss a man on film
Hollywood’s favorite cool, tough guy Samuel L Jackson is cast in what could be his first ever gay role.
The Django Unchained actor will star in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel ‘Cell’.
The 64-year-old award-winner is expected to portray Tom McCourt, Deadline reports, who in the novel is a middle-aged gay engineer and former soldier who flees from Boston.
‘Cell’ is an apocalyptic horror novel about a man, expected to be played by John Cusack, who tries to find his son as a powerful signal broadcast to all cell phones turns the world into bloodthirsty monsters.
While Paranormal Activity 2’s Tod Williams is directing the thriller, it is unknown whether he will be staying true to King’s vision of Tom McCourt.
When asked by Playboy whether he ever had any limits to choosing a role, Jackson said he would ‘probably [never] dress up as a woman and kiss another guy.’
‘I don’t know people want to see me do that,’ Jackson said. ‘[Quentin Tarantino] hasn’t asked me, but you know what? If it’s done right and the story is good, I might.’