TRANSFORMERS actress Megan Fox will star opposite Josh Brolin and John Malkovitch in Warner Bros.' JONAH HEX and is attached to star and develop FATHOM at Fox Atomic, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
In HEX, an action Western based on the DC Comics character, Fox will play Leila, Hex's love interest and a gunslinger herself. Filming is set to begin in April under Mad Chance's Andrew Lazar and Weed Road's Akiva Goldsman producing.
FATHOM, based on recently-deceased artist Michael Turner's comic, is about a young woman named Aspen who finds out she's an aquatic humanoid who can control water. James Cameron's Lightstorm Ent. had the project, but was picked up by producer Peter Safran, who took it to Fox, a fan since its 1998 debut. Fox had been investigating the availability of the project.
PRINCE OF PERSIA videogame creator Jordan Mechner (who also wrote for the Disney adaptation) is writing the script for FATHOM, with Safran producing with Steve Bessen and Brian Austin Green. Fox is also expected to receive a producer credit, as will Turner as an exec producer. Frank Mastromauro will also exec produce and Fox Atomic's Zak Kadison and Eric Lieb will oversee.
Fox will next appear in the Diablo Cody-scripted supernatural comedic thriller JENNIFER'S BODY and reprise her role in this summer's TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN.