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Will Arnett Signs On For Jonah Hex
Michael Shannon also joins Western

01 April 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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Will Arnett – one of this correspondent’s three funniest people working in screen comedy right now, fact fans – and Michael Shannon have joined the cast of Jimmy Hayward’s comic book Western, Jonah Hex.

Arnett, in a departure from type, will take a non-comic role as a Union soldier who enlists Josh Brolin’s scarred bounty hunter, Hex, on a mission. Shannon, meanwhile, has quickly capitalised on the heat generated by his Oscar-nominated turn in Revolutionary Road to bag the role of Doc Cross Williams, the ringleader of a gladiatorial event in which Hex finds himself. It’s a role that may well be earmarked for future cinematic instalments.

The duo join the already-cast 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.

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Arnett = Comedy Gold!
Malkovich is fair enough, but Arnett.... so excited for this now, anything with him in suddenly gets 100% better; tbh Brothers Solomon wasn't wonderful, but Arnett lifted what there was to lift.... bring on Arrested Development the Movie! But this should be a great film, what with Brolin and Arnett! More

Posted by DJ Rob C: Mark II! at 09:46 on 03 April 2009 | Report This Post

who cares
The premise and source material is killer, so stands stands a good chance of makin a great film. Malkovich is clearly always a safe bet, but I cant get excited about a very unfunny actor like Will Arnett. More

Posted by tobywan at 00:37 on 02 April 2009 | Report This Post

are you fucking mental? Will Arnet is one of the funniest people in screen comedy? The Brothers Solomen? Let's Go To Jail? that ice skating film with Will Ferrell? Semi Pro? apart from Hot Rod (which to be fair he WAS excellent in that one) he's been constantly shit. also, i know he's bald so what's the fucking deal with the comb over/wig? eh? BASTARD, eh? More

Posted by Hughezy at 13:42 on 01 April 2009 | Report This Post

Oh great, look at Arnett in his $10,000 suit...
<3 Arnett More

Posted by AYBGerrardo at 13:41 on 01 April 2009 | Report This Post

arnett is god! More

Posted by Ryan Sylar at 12:29 on 01 April 2009 | Report This Post

I cannot wait for Jonah hex to come out. It just keeps getting better and better. More

Posted by Greg Andrew at 12:29 on 01 April 2009 | Report This Post

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