By Dave Campbell | April 2, 2009
Will Arnett and Michael Shannon have signed on for the Jimmy Hayward directed comic book Western, Jonah Hex.
Surprisingly Arnett will take a non-comic role as a Union soldier who enlists bounty hunter, Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin), for a mission. Michael Shannon whom was recently nominated for an Oscar in Revolutionary Road has taken the role of Doc Cross Williams. Doc Cross is the ringleader of a gladiatorial event in which Hex finds himself. It’s a role that is expected reappear in future cinematic installments if this lands financial success.
The two join John Malkovich, who will play a sinister voodoo practitioner trying to raise an army of the Undead during the Civil War, and Megan Fox as Brolin’s love interest, gunslinger Leila.
Production is due to start on the adaptation of the DC comic book later this month in Louisiana. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are co-financing the movie.