John Malkovich will play the antagonist to Josh Brolin in “Jonah Hex” for Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures says Variety.
An adaptation of the DC Comics property, Malkovich will play Turnbull, a wealthy Southern plantation owner whose son is killed by Union soldiers during the Civil War.
He blames Hex, a former confederate soldier-turned-hardened bounty hunter and gunslinger.
Jimmy Hayward (“Horton Hears a Who”) is directing the script by “Crank” scribes Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.
Andrew Lazar and Akiva Goldsman is producing. Production kicks off in April.