The cast for the upcoming drama, The Texas Killing Fields continues to grow with the help of Watchmen star Jeffrey Dean Morgan. It was recently confirmed that Sam Worthington will appear as one of the main characters in the film that centers on multiple unsolved murders. Rumor had it that Bradley Cooper would be his partner of choice, but Morgan has taken that spot instead.

Over at Bloody Disgusting they’re reporting that Morgan is the latest actor to join The Texas Killing Fields, a film that will be produced by Michael Mann. Back in November, we reported that Worthington and Cooper were both in the running to star in the film and at the time there was word that Danny Boyle might be interested in directing, but he has since decided to focus on another project, 127 Hours.

Worthington will play a Texas homicide detective who joins with a New York detective to investigate unsolved murders in the Texas bayous. Morgan will play the native New Yorker in question and even though Bradley Cooper is a decent actor, this role seems like a better fit for Morgan. He has the scruffy looks, raspy voice, and the intimidating height that lets you know he means business.

The Texas Killing Fields will be helmed by by Ami Canaan Mann, and it will mark her directorial debut. Production starts this April in Louisiana.

What do you think about Morgan taking over the role instead of Cooper? Do you think he’s a better fit?