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John Cusack keen on Con Air sequel

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Story by Jack Foley

JOHN Cusack has said he would be keen to star in a sequel to Con Air.

The actor, who will be seen playing Edgar Allan Poe in The Raven (in UK cinemas next Friday), has yet to do an official sequel but when asked by the BBC at a recent press junket said he would be willing.

In Con Air, Cusack starred as US Marshal Vince Larkin in an action film that saw Nicolas Cage playing a convicted prisoner having to thwart an airplane full of psychopaths while on the way home to his wife and child.

The film’s director Simon West has previously been quoted as saying that he was also keen to reunite the Con Air cast, which included John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi.

And when asked whether he’d sign on, Cusack said: “I’ll do it, but no one’s offered it to me.”

Ironically, Cusack has recently reunited with Cage on new film The Frozen Ground, in which he plays a serial killer. Cusack acknowledged that he hasn’t seen Cage for years but said it had been nice to “see and hang with him”.

In a separate interview (to be published on IndieLondon this week), Cusack also talked up the potential of a sequel to his 1989 movie Say Anything.

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