Josh Brolin to star in 'Jonah Hex'

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Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Hollywood actor Josh Brolin has been roped in to play the lead in the comic book adaptation of 'Jonah Hex'.

Con Air star John Malkovich has been signed on to play Brolin's nemesis.

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, reports Variety.

Director Jimmy Hayward of 'Horton Hears A Who' fame will helm the project.

The script has been penned by "Crank" scribes Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. (ANI)

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