Rumor No. 1: No country for old gunslingers
First, a word of caution: If your name is Thomas Jane, you probably shouldn’t read this.
Now that that’s out of the way, Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere reports that Josh Brolin (W., No Country for Old Men) has signed on to star in Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor’s Jonah Hex film.
Wells follows that with a denial from Brolin’s representative; still, he insists he was told “the deal was locked down last night.” So, make of that what you will.
The Warner Bros. adaptation of the DC Comics Western anti-hero was announced in July 2007. In March, producer Andrew Lazar said he wants to film Jonah Hex in New Orleans, for a potential 2010 release.
Brolin has appeared in at least three Westerns: the TV series The Young Riders, the miniseries Into the West, and the Coen Brothers’ No Country for Old Men (a modern Western).
Rumor No. 2: With this ring …
He’s no David Boreanaz, but the latest rumor is that Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling is a Warner Bros. favorite to play Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern movie.
That’s the word from Latino Review, at any rate.
Gosling, 27 — the same age as Hal Jordan in the film — is probably best known for his roles in Fracture, Half Nelson, The Notebookand … TV’s Young Hercules.
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