Oscar nominees Michael Shannon and Will Arnett have both signed up to appear in Warner Bros. adaptation of DC Comics’ Jonah Hex big screen feature.
Arnett will play a Union soldier who enlists Hex and is blindsided by the dirty fighting style of his enemies. The role is not inherently comic.
Shannon plays Doc Cross Williams, the bizarre ringleader of a brutal gladiator circus event. The character might appear in sequels.
Sequels already?Â I know studios plan for three movie deals when starting any new property, but in recent years, the western has not been a big box office draw.Â That being said, Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, and the ever so popular Megan Fox thrown into the mix could guarantee success before the film opens.
Jonah Hex starts production this month (April) in Lousiana.