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Ruth Negga and boyfriend Dominic Cooper to star in comic book TV pilot together

Elaine McCahill

Published 23/04/2015 | 07:25

Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga
Dominic Cooper in Flemming

The couple that work together stay together - and that's what Dubliner Ruth Negga and her boyfriend Dominic Cooper are doing as they have both signed on to star in the same show.

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It was revealed last month that former Love/Hate star Ruth had landed the lead female role in a TV pilot called Preacher, which is based on a comic book of the same name.

Dominic Cooper in Flemming
Dominic Cooper in Flemming

Now Dominic has also joined the cast of the show, which is being produced by Seth Rogan and The Interview director Evan Goldberg.

Cooper (36) will take on the lead role of Jesse Custer, a Texan preacher who becomes possessed by a supernatural creature.

Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga

Negga (32) will play his ex-girlfriend Tulip who is described as a "force of nature" and an "unrepentant criminal with a love of fashion".

British actor Joseph Gilgun will play an Irish vampire called Cassidy and the trio embark on a journey to find God and hold him accountable for "abandoning mankind".

Romance

Negga and Cooper have been remained tight-lipped about their romance since they got together after they played lovers in the dramatic play Phedre in London in 2009.

The couple only confirmed they were dating after they were photographed kissing on a beach in Italy in 2010.

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