'Watchmen' actor to star in comic adaptation

“Watchmen” star Jeffrey Dean Morgan is in negotiations to topline “The Losers” for Warner Bros. with Sylvain White directing.

Project’s an adaptation of the DC-Vertigo comicbook about a band of black ops commandos who are set up to be killed by their own government. They barely survive and set out to get even.

The James Vanderbilt-scripted project is being financed by Dark Castle Entertainment with Dark Castle’s Joel Silver, Weed Road’s Akiva Goldsman and Kerry Foster producing.

Morgan starred opposite Hilary Swank in “P.S. I Love You.” White last directed the Screen Gems hit “Stomp the Yard.”

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