Ah, the promotional tour for the last project. Is there any better time to start dropping hints about the next project in order to let fans know that stars are still working?
The latest case in point, while promoting the DVD release of Cadillac Records, Columbus Short told Blackfilm.com that he will be playing the role of Pooch in the film adaptation of Vertigo’s The Losers. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (he of Watchmen Comedian fame) will be playing Clay.
Sylvain White is directing the film based on a script by James Vanderbilt (after a first pass by Peter Berg). Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment is financing the film, with Silver, Akiva Goldsman and Kerry Foster named as producers. Given the story, the film will be an ensemble piece.
An acclaimed series, The Losers was published under DC’s vertigo imprint and told the story of an elite CIA black ops team that is set up and marked for death by its handlers. The team barely survives the attack, and set out to get even against those who wished them dead. Clay is the leader of the team, with the other members going by the names Roque, Jensen, Cougar, Aisha and Pooch.