Jack Kesy is set to star in the latest Hellboy reboot for Millennium Media. The news was announced on Thursday, with Deadline confirming that the actor will play the titular role with production set to begin in a few months. As of now, Kesy is the only actor attached to the project, but additional casting is currently underway.
Regarding the casting of Kesy, Millennium Media co-president Jonathan Yunger expressed his excitement over seeing the actor introduce a younger take on the comics character. “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 The Outpost.”
Kesy is perhaps best known for his roles in movies such as Deadpool 2, Death Wish, and Blood Brother. On the television side, he has appeared in shows like Claws and The Alienist. He can currently be seen in Lionsgate’s Dark Web: Cicadia 3301.
News of the Hellboy reboot first surfaced in February when Millennium Media announced the project in Berlin. Crank director Brian Taylor is helming the project from a screenplay penned by Hellboy comic book creator Mike Mignola and Chris Golden. The Crooked Man will serve as the first film in Millennium’s slate with Telepool. As of now, there is no release date set for the project.