Matt Ryan to Play Lead in NBC’s CONSTANTINE Pilot

     February 22, 2014


The DC television universe is looking to expand with NBC’s Constantine pilot, a project that sees Matt Ryan (Layer Cake) finalizing a deal to play the lead role of John Constantine.  For those who are unfamiliar with the character from the comics or the 2005 film starring Keanu Reeves, Constantine is “an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.”  Ryan’s John Constantine is described as “a working-class Londoner with rakish good looks, scruffy blond hair, deadpan humor, and signature trench coat, who has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager.”  The plot, co-written by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, sees the daughter of a late friend targeted by demons, forcing Constantine to step in to save her.  (Via Deadline)