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Malkovitch to Join Brolin in Jonah Hex

Warner Bros. adaptation of DC Comics' JONAH HEX will star John Malkovich as Turnbull, who blames the title character (played by Josh Brolin) for the death of his son, per VARIETY.

Production begins in April on the film that also has seen Legendary Pictures join in as co-financier and co-producer. Turnbull, a Southern plantation owner whose son was killed by Union soldiers during the Civil War, blames Hex, a Confederate soldier who becomes a bounty hunter.

First time live-action feature director Jimmy Hayward (HORTON HEARS A WHO) will helm from a script by Mark Neveldine and Mark Taylor (CRANK). Andrew Lazar (Mad Chance) is producing with Akiva Goldsman (Weed Road).