Jeffrey Dean Morgan eyes 'Losers'

Sylvain White to direct the DC Comics adaptation

Jeffrey Dean Morgan wants to be a loser.

The "Watchmen" star is in negotiations to board another comic book project, "The Losers," from Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures.

Sylvain White is directing the adaptation of the Vertigo book, which follows a special forces team betrayed by their handler and left for dead. The Losers regroup in the interest of revenge and the opportunity to remove their names from a secret CIA death list and to conduct covert operations against the CIA and its interests.

Morgan would play Clay, the group's leader, whose signature look favors black suits without ties.

Joel Silver is producing with Akiva Goldsman and Weed Road partner Kerry Foster as well as Film 44's Sarah Aubrey.

Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt worked on the script. Gregory Noveck is overseeing for DC. Jessica Goodman is overseeing for Warners.

Scheduling dates are still being worked out as Morgan is also shooting the Hammer Films thriller "The Resident" with Hilary Swank.

The actor is beginning the press tour for "Watchmen," Warners' adaptation of the DC miniseries in which he portrays the Comedian, a cigar-chomping vigilante-turned-hero. Morgan, repped by UTA and Precision Entertainment, also appears on "Grey's Anatomy."