Jackie Earle Haley rumoured for Watchmen
According to comingsoon.net, actor Paddy Considine revealed on his website that Haley, who recently played convicted criminal Ronnie opposite Kate Winslet in Little Children, is to portray the masked crimefighter when it comes to the big screen next year.
Considine was originally associated with the project when it was to be directed by United 93 filmmaker Paul Greengrass.
However, Zach Snyder, who brought historical epic 300 to the big screen, is now in charge of the much-anticipated movie.
Watchmen was originally a graphic novel series written by Alan Moore, set in the 1980s in a world where superheroes are commonplace and one where America is moving closer to a war with the Soviet Union.
Moore also penned V for Vendetta, another comic book series, which told the story of a masked anarchist fighting against the state in a dystopian Britain.
It was made into a film starring Natalie Portman and Stephen Fry last year.
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