Arnett, Shannon Join “Jonah Hex” Film

Will Arnett (“Blades of Glory”) and Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”) have joined the adaptation of “Jonah Hex” for Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on the DC Comics character, Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox star in the story of Hex (Brolin), a scarred bounty hunter tracking a voodoo practitioner (Malkovich) who wants to raise an army of the undead to liberate the South.

Arnett will play a Union soldier who enlists Hex and is blindsided by the dirty fighting style of his enemies. Shannon plays Doc Cross Williams, the bizarre ringleader of a brutal gladiator circus event.

Jimmy Hayward is directing, shooting kicks off this month in Louisiana.