Jeffrey Dean Morgan eyes Losers

Jeffrey Dean Morgan wants to be a loser.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan wants to be a loser, the “Watchmen” star is in negotiations to board another comic book project, “The Losers,” from Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures.

Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard) is directing the adaptation of the Vertigo book, which follows a special forces team betrayed by their handler and left for dead. The Losers regroup in the interest of revenge and the opportunity to remove their names from a secret CIA death list and to conduct covert operations against the CIA and its interests.

Morgan would play Clay, the group’s leader, whose signature look favors black suits without ties. Peter Berg (Hancock, Friday Night Lights) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, Basic) worked on the script.

Scheduling dates are still being worked out as Morgan is also shooting the Hammer Films thriller “The Resident” with Hilary Swank.

The actor is beginning the press tour for “Watchmen,” in which he portrays the Comedian, a cigar-chomping vigilante-turned-hero.

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