Beside planning to shoot for the new scenes, the film is also casting some new characters.
"Jonah Hex" will set the cameras to roll once again. Spoiler TV has just posted a casting call notice which mentions that the action adventure film is going to reshoot in early next year, starting from January 18 until February 1. In relation with the filming of the new scenes, the filmmakers are now looking for some actors to play new characters.
The new characters which will appear in the additional scenes include Jonah Hex's wife Cassie and Travis, whose description reveals that he will be Jonah and Cassie's son. Additionally, they are casting Quentin Turnbull's son Jeb Turnbull, President Andrew Jonhson as well as his advisor, and a dead guy with scary look. Details of the casting call announcement can be seen on Spoiler TV.
The casting call then raises speculation that the filmmakers are going to change some parts of storyline from the original one. Based on the comic book, Jonah was engaged to Cassie, but she died before they got married. In contrary, Cassie is indeed described as his wife in the announcement.
"Jonah Hex" centers its story on Hex, who is known for having the right side of his face disfigured and wearing a Confederate army uniform. Directed by Jimmy Hayward, the film has Josh Brolin starring as the titular character. He is joined by "Transformers" beauty Megan Fox who plays a prostitute named Leila, and John Malkovich who portrays Quentin Turnbull. The movie is set to open in U.S. theaters June 18, 2010.