Jackson plays Gerald Olin in the horror film 1408. Author Mike Eslin, played by actor John Cusack, travels the nation writing books that debunk supernatural occurrences in buildings and hotels. To finish his next book, Eslin stays at the notorious room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel and strange things begin to happen. On working with Cusack:
John is this really amazing energy. So to have me and him in the same is almost like contrasting styles.