The film, from Brian Taylor (Crank), will cover the events of the comic’s 2008 “Crooked Man” run, with a script written by Mignola and Chris Golden. The story, as shared by Millennium Media in the release, follows Hellboy and a rookie BPRD agent stranded in 1950s rural Appalachia, where they “discover a small community haunted by witches, led by a local devil with a troubling connection to Hellboy’s past: the Crooked Man.”
Kesy most recently was featured in Deadpool 2 as Black Tom Cassidy and starred in Guillermo Del Toro’s TV series The Strain, which means the actor has a tangential connection to the first version of the Hellboy film series (we will always remember what we could have had). Millennium Media co-president Jonathan Yunger said of the casting, “Jack Kesy is a dynamic actor who has the ability to morph into his roles. His talent and stature are perfect for this younger Hellboy. I was very impressed with him while working together on [2019 film] The Outpost.”
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