Thomas Jane clears up that photo, says he’d love to play Jonah Hex
You may recall the photo that circulated last week of actor Thomas Jane with Jonah Hex makeup and props — and how it was quickly debunked.
But now it turns out the image is real, in that it is Jane dressed as the DC Comics bounty hunter and not a Photoshop hoax. It’s just not a screen test for the planned Warner Bros. movie.
Confused? Let Jane explain:
“Yeah, the pic is real all right -– my pal Akiva Goldsman told me about the project and I fell in love with the idea right away. Being a huge fan of all things Hex -– I just couldn’t help myself. I called up my buddy Chris Nelson and we spent a Saturday afternoon working up some make-up for this impromptu shoot and I fired a few pics off to Warners. How do people get a hold of this shit? It’s a little embarrassing seeing my fanboy enthusiasm spilled all over the web, but great scripts don’t come around too often, especially for characters I love.”
Jonah Hex, announced last summer, is being adapted by the Crank team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.
Sony gets a jump on promoting The Green Hornet
Although Seth Rogen’s big-screen version of The Green Hornet doesn’t open for another two years (and two days), Sony Pictures has released a logo and a teaser website for the movie.
Rogen, who’s writing the script with Superbad collaborator Evan Goldberg, said earlier this month that the PG-13 Green Hornet is “a very intense action movie and the relationship between Green Hornet and Kato, a lot of comedy comes from that.”
No director has been announced.
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