While comic fandom is eagerly awaiting seeing him on screen as The Comedian in Watchmen, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan is already eyeing his next comic-based film project, playing Clay in the adaptation of Andy Diggle and Jock’s The Losers for Warner Bros. This according to Variety.
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.