Actor Paddy Considine, who was attached to play masked vigilante Rorschach in Watchmen back when Paul Greengrass was directing, has revealed on his official fan site that Warner Bros. has now gone out to Jackie Earle Haley for the role.
Haley received an Oscar nomination for his role in Little Children. He also recently starred in All the King’s Men and played Kelly Leak in the “Bad News Bears” films in the ’70s.
Zack Snyder (300) is directing the big screen adaptation, based on the 12-issue comic book created by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons. The comic is a crime-conspiracy story that provided the first realistic look at the behind-the-heroics lives of superhero archetypes.
Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin are producing.