John CusackIt’s a busy week for John Cusack. Yesterday, we reported that the actor was now attached to the long-in-development Stephen King adaptation Cell. Today comes new information that he’s negotiating to appear in another project.

The latest film courting Cusack is the “aerial action thriller” Airspace. Variety says the film is being described as “Duel in the sky” and finds Cusack playing a charter pilot who’s attacked by an MiG fighter after he discovers a mysterious briefcase aboard his own plane. As fans of Spielberg’s Duel, we’re intrigued by this pitch.

Should Cusack accept the part, he’ll most likely be working with Killing Zoe director Roger Avary on the film. Avary has reportedly already started polishing the script. Variety points out this should be right up his alley since he won an Oscar for his work on Pulp Fiction – another film featuring a mysterious briefcase.

We’ll bring you more details once Airspace has officially been cleared for take-off.

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