Variety reports that John Malkovich and Josh Brolin will both star in Jonah Hex for Warner Bros.

In the story, Malkovich is a the character of Turnbull, a Southern plantation owner who loses his son to Union soldiers during the Civil War. Malkovich blames Jonah Hex (Brolin) and that's when things get interesting.

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The film is being helmed by Jimmy Hayward and is written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.

The film is an adaptation of a DC Comic. The production starts in April. Legendary Pictures is onboard as a co-financier and co-producer.