Sam Mendes to Direct Preacher! - Superhero Hype! I realize this property has a rather long history of not quite getting there when it comes to film adaptations. Kevin Smtih was going to direct, then it was going to be an HBO series (which WOULD have been the perfect format! Every season could have been a trade paperback), and now, at least, a kick ass director is attached. Who would Preacher fans like to see cast as the big three? Personally, I can see the actor who portrays Bill Compton in "True Blood" darken his hair and basically become Jesse Custer. Colin Farrell, if you've seen "In Bruges" practically is Cassidy. Tulips a tough one. As long as they don't automatically go for Cameron Diaz, I'll be pleased.