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Jason Patric to be an evil mastermind in THE LOSERS?

Published at: May 9, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... A little bird flew into my Blackberry and whispered to me of a new and exciting development with the upcoming adaptation of Vertigo's LOSERS! Sylvain White is directing and thus far the announced cast has Jeffrey Dean Morgan as CLAY, Zoe Saldana as AISHA, Idris Elba as ROQUE and Columbus Short as POOCH... But anyone that is familiar with the comic - well, the curious part of it all is who would be right for the criminal mastermind that toys with the LOSERS - my source says it is JASON PATRIC - which is really good news - as Jason is as perfect as they come! I just hope that they don't do something stupid like kill him by the end of the first film - as is traditional with villains of long running series when adapted into a feature. The word I hear is that this will be announced around Tuesday of this week. But you heard it here first, I think. Harry out

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  • May 9, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    FIRST!

    by Sleeperkid

    Jason Patrick = LOST BOYS = awesome.

  • May 9, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    isn't that the guy from Speed 2?

    by Datascream

    or am I wrong?

  • May 9, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    "as is traditional with villains of long running series..."

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    Hm..must have missed that Hollywood tradition.

  • May 9, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    William Smith..

    by nolan bautista

    ..in a cameo

  • May 9, 2009, 8:35 p.m. CST

    never mind..

    by nolan bautista

    ..i thought it was a remake of the '70s film

  • May 9, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    I was hoping for the WWII versions

    by Continentalop

    Give me Captain Storm, Johnny Cloud, Sarge and Gunner! And maybe a cameo by the Haunted Tank!

  • May 9, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    good cast

    by TheExterminator

  • May 9, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Zoe Saldana is the IT GIRL?

    by noncents

    Really?

  • May 9, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    noncents

    by blakindigo

    Yup. Believe it:) <br><br> Great cast so far. I hear that Sylvian is a protégé of Michel Gondry so, I'm hoping for his 'A' game. He's got an eye for imagery.<br><br>Plus Jason Patric is brilliant in "Narc".

  • May 9, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Continentalop

    by blakindigo

    Have you read the Vertigo book? Andy Diggle is quite good.<br>By the way have you seen 'Narc'?

  • May 9, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Not that he isn't a good, if not great, actor,

    by dogrobber

    but I just can't quite see Jason Patric in the villain role - I keep picturing Jeffrey Dean Morgan as 'Max' (although that could just be a holdover from 'Watchmen').

  • May 9, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    I loved the comic..cool as hell

    by Hotscot

    "Reservoir Dogs meets The A-Team" is how I'd describe it...

  • May 9, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Cougar? Jensen?

    by oxblow

    imdb says Jeremy Renner is also cast...

  • May 10, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST

    I was going to bring up...

    by hamslime

    ...how much I loved him in Rush, but I'm afraid that if I even mention it someone from Hollywood might get a bright idea to remake it and I don't want to be responsible for that. So I'll just say he was great in that one drug/cop movie that shall remain unmentioned.

  • May 10, 2009, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Thanks to beer, i read "Jason Isaacs" and got excited

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Imagine my disappointment when I read the second talkback post, went back, and realised that yes, it's the guy from Speed 2 and not the guy who has played great bad guys in Potter and The Patriot. :(

  • May 10, 2009, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Speed 2, oh for fucks sake

    by antonphd

    Jason apologized publicly for making Speed 2. He called it something like temporary insanity. He did Narc... please... tell me which other actor looks like Jason and would play a cop who is so fucked up on drugs that he accidentally shoots and kills a pregnant ladies baby.... the baby she's carrying. Nobody. Narc redeems the sin of Speed 2.

  • May 10, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST

    How will this not suck monkey balls?

    by Killah_Mate

    Sylvain White? Is there any reason to think he won't fuck it up? I say this as a big fan of Diggle's book - I have no faith in this project whatsoever. Did White direct some sort of criminal masterpiece that everyone saw while I wasn't looking?

  • May 10, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Patric would make a better Cougar

    by DannyOcean01

    Imo. Glad they're taking the time casting him anyway as he's far and away the best character.

  • May 10, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Harry?

    by DJEagles11

    Is there any actor who's ass you don't kiss?

  • May 10, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Your Friends and Neighbors.

    by Julius Dithers

    Maybe you don't like Neil LaBute movies. Which have Ben Stiller in them. But if you saw it, you can't deny that Jason Patric played an evil, EVIL prick in that movie. And he was awesome.

  • May 10, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Your Friends and Neigbours: Describe the best sex you've ever ha

    by Stormwatcher

    Your wife. But of course his story was better what with the gym rapping thing. Yeah, brutal movie. Narc was perfect. But he is very hit or miss. Seems sleepy at lot. Like Marc Ruffalo

  • May 10, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Boooorrrrriiiiiinnnnggg.

    by TedKordLives

    The series was ok and all but fuuuuuuuccckkkk.

  • May 10, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    What About Patrick Muldoooooooooooon!!!

    by Captain_James_T_Kirk

  • May 10, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    AICN will be sure to give this shitty series a TB

    by Captain_James_T_Kirk

    ... and yet Supernatural cannot even get a TB? AICN mods are even censoring TBs now. The funny thing is though, these nameless chimps do not seem to be bothered about bigotry in the TB jungle, but are supersensitive about TBers jacking the Dollhouse TB. They even banned users! Bravo little men, bravo....

  • May 11, 2009, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Patric needs to come back for LOST BOYS 3...

    by Monkey_King

    and wash that "okay" sequel down our colective throats. Jami Gertz should return as well. Patric is an underappreciated actor.

  • May 11, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    cougar should be played by

    by Willy_Idle

    that guy from domino that was mickey rourkes partner

  • May 11, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    JASON PATRICK'S HAIRY KNUCKLES ARE FUCKING DISGUSTING

    by TITBAG

  • May 11, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Patric should have been nominated for-

    by JackMeHoffalot

    AFTER DARK MY SWEET, RUSH, YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, NARC, and you have to see his indie gem EXPIRED- the character is flat out diabolically hilarious. Fucking funny on ENTOURAGE as well. I hope he does LOSERS, but it's tricky to get him to work.