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Director Jimmy Hayward talks “Jonah Hex” — a MakingOf Exclusive
Hayward was a big fan of the comic “Jonah Hex” back when he was a kid, but never thought he’d see it being made as a film. Hayward then heard the project was being made, and jumped at the chance to direct. While he was initially turned down (as his previous project was the family film “Horton Hears a Who”), an email to star Josh Brolin changed that.
“I wrote Josh Brolin an email… I talked about what’d I do with the character if I got it. Next day, my phone rang and it was like ‘Hello?’ ‘Horton Hears a Who, huh?’ It was Josh… we kind of became fast friends and really had the same idea on what to do with the picture.”