Hugh Jackman courted for Joe Wright’s Peter Pan movie

Friday, December 20th, 2013. Filed under: News
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Recently seen in “Prisoners,” Hugh Jackman will return to theaters next May in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
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(Relaxnews) – The Australian actor is in the running to play the villain in “Pan,” an origin story about the classic character.

More accustomed to playing good guys, from Jean Valjean to Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is now being courted to play a less likable character. Variety reports that the Australian actor is in producers’ sights to play Blackbeard in “Pan” following Javier Bardem’s decision to pass up the role.

Like much of Joe Wright’s body of work (“Pride & Prejudice,” “Atonement,” “Anna Karenina”), “Pan” will be a period film. The Peter Pan origin story will be a prequel to the writings of JM Barrie, narrating how Peter arrived in Neverland before becoming its leader. The origins of Captain Hook and Tinker Bell will also be revealed.

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