Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who stars as The Comedian in Watchmen next month, has taken on the role of another comic book anti-hero: Morgan will play Clay, leader of a disenfranchised band of ex-special forces operatives, in the adaptation of DC/Vertigo's The Losers.
For those who aren't familiar: The Losers was a DC/Vertigo comic book series that ran from August 2003 to March 2006. It chronicles the story of a special forces unit tasked with waging the war on terror, who are ultimately betrayed by their handler, "Max," and get left for dead. Of course they don't die, but instead band together to get their revenge on Max, and also wipe their names and identities off a CIA "death list."
Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character, Clay, is the leader of The Losers: a man known for wearing black suits without ties, and having a gifted mind for black-bag espionage... Sounds like Morgan was looking for something of a departure from his role as The Comedian (sarcasm alert!).
Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) will be the man with the plan (and the gun) in The Losers
Joel (The Matrix) Silver is producing The Losers. Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard) will helm the film and the script was written by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac). The Losers is currently slated for a 2011 release.
So what do you think: is Jeffrey Dean Morgan somebody you'd like to see in a film like The Losers? Or will you have to see Watchmen before you can judge his ability to play a comic book anti-hero? Let us know what you think.
Source: The Moving Picture