Previously attached to "Watchmen" back when Paul Greengrass was set to direct, British actor Paddy Considine has brought in a surprising scoop regarding the flick's cast on his official fansite, paddyconsidine.co.uk .
The "Hot Fuzz" star pointed out that Warner Bros Pictures has given Oscar nominee Jackie Earle Haley a slot to play masked vigilante Rorschach in the movie, a character originally intended for him to portray. Haley, a native of Northridge, California, recently won a handful of critics' awards for his role in "Little Children" and has already been picked to take part in "Winged Creatures" and "Semi-Pro" for 2008 releases.
As for the picture, "Watchmen" is a big screen adaptation of the 12-issue comic book created by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons which presents a crime-conspiracy story that provided the first realistic look at the behind-the-heroics lives of superhero archetypes. "300" helmer Zack Snyder has been tapped to direct from script by Alex Tse with Lawrence Gordon and Lloyd Levin both producing.