Hayward To Direct “Jonah Hex” Film

Jimmy Hayward (“Horton Hears a Who!”) will make his live-action debut with Warner Bros. western based comic adaptation “Jonah Hex” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The character of Hex, known for having the right side of his face disfigured and wearing a Confederate army uniform, was a rough-and-tumble gunslinger and part-time bounty hunter whose adventures always ended in blood.

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (“Crank”) were previously on board as directors but bowed out over creative differences in November. Production is slated to begin in March or April.

Josh Brolin had been attached to star in the film.