"That movie is gonna be amazing," Fox stated. "It's a post-civil war, apocalyptic type Western. The director Jimmy [Hayward] is a lunatic, and he might be a genius. From some of the things I've seen him shoot, it's a badass movie."
Fox even went on to discuss who she's actually playing. Until recently, this tidbit had been open for discussion.
"They've changed her name a couple of times - it's Leila now," Fox said. "She is a prostitute. She's a good ol' working girl, and she's a love-interest to Jonah... of sorts. I mean, it's by no means a classic type of relationship."
"She wasn't really featured in the comics," Fox went on to say. "Her name was initially Liala, and now they changed it - or it was Layla, and now they changed it to Leila. ... All the women in the movie are prostitutes. ... [I'm] sort of a tough, no-nonsense prostitute. Like, she'll shoot you in the head if she has to. And she does!"
Jonah Hex first appeared in the early 1970s in the issues of "All-Star Western" before graduating to his own series in 1977 that ran for about 10 years. A new series was launched in 2005. The character also had a run in the 1990s that combined the Western genre with supernatural elements.
Jonah Hex comes to theaters August 6, 2010 from Warner Bros. Pictures.