John Malkovich will square off against Josh Brolin in Jonah Hex, the film adaptation of the DC Comics property that begins production in April.
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 screenwriters Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.