John Cusack casts John Cusack in John Cusack’s CBS pilot

John Cusack casts John Cusack in John Cusack’s CBS pilot

Sometimes you really have to go the extra mile to snag that one perfect high-profile guest star for your TV show pilot. Maybe you have to drive a limo through Los Angeles as the world literally blows up around you to prove you’re a good enough father. Maybe you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel room to prove how smart and brave you are. You could even sit outside their bedroom with a boom box to prove that, in their eyes—the light, the heat—in their eyes—you are complete. But that’s a bit cliché. Barring those options, you could just cast yourself. 

That’s exactly what John Cusack is doing for his yet-untitled CBS drama pilot, according to Deadline. The show will focus on Boardwalk Empire’s Charlie Cox, who will play a “smart, sophisticated hedge fund trader.” Cusack, who is an executive producer on the project, will be guest-starring as Ted, a “cynical former Wall Street trader who left the business.” Cusack’s character will presumably teach Cox’s character about the dangers of a high-intensity money-filled Wall Street life, and also probably about how to create the absolute best mix-tape for a high-intensity money-filled Wall Street life. 

Filed Under: TV, CBS, John Cusack

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