John Malkovich will play the bad guy (duh!) in Jonah Hex

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Patrick Lee
Dec 14, 2012

John Malkovich will square off against Josh Brolin in Jonah Hex, the Warner Brothers adaptation of the DC Comics property that begins production in April, Variety reported.

Legendary Pictures has joined the project as co-financier and co-producer.

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 writers Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.

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