Josh Brolin blames director Jimmy Hayward and studio interference for ‘Jonah Hex’ failure.
The 52-year-old actor landed the lead role in the 2010 comic book movie, which was a critical and commercial failure. He believes he owes his co-stars an apology for the outcome of the film. , he accuses filmmakers of “going out to parties” instead of spending all their time on a project.
He told Variety:
“But the best thing about ‘Jonah Hex’ is hiring someone in a hurry. I still remember Jeff Robinoff, who was running Warner Bros. at the time. In the next two weeks, a director, or you should do this.
“And then you met Jimmy Hayward, a man who had a lot of knowledge. I remember it didn’t feel right. I liked that he was excited.” But he had no experience and didn’t treat it like he did. At the end of each day, I would come home and watch some tonal inspiration or a Scorsese movie or this or that movie. , I think some people go out to parties instead.
“And I didn’t have a lot of tugs at the time, but I brought Megan [Fox,] Who do you think is perfect for the role? She may not be the best actress at that point, but forget about that type of parody. You couldn’t do better.and [Michael] Fasbender? One of our best actors who played “Shame” and “Hunger”, are you kidding? Malkovich who just got cheated by Bernie Madoff. he said yes. I mean, f***, I still owe these people. Michael Shannon was in it, but it was cut out…
“So the intention was there. I think we made a big mistake with the director. I’m not going to blame him for everything. It was my choice and my bad choice.”
Josh then accused Warner Bros. of “making it worse” by joining them.
He continued: “And every time the studio took over and that happened, it only got worse in my experience.
“They did it on ‘Oldboy’ with Spike Lee. I thought Spike’s cut was actually a lot better than the studio’s, but the studio picked it up. Effects.” .
“This is what happens when you start cutting into this idea of pandering for an audience and how the test can bite you with a**. I don’t know what the audience wants .
“‘Jonah Hex’ said they took the movie back and said how can we make this the most accessible movie. And they ended up making the most inaccessible movie.”