According to Deadline, Hugh Jackman will be working with Real Steel director Shawn Levy in the near future. 20th Century Fox has recently accepted an action-adventure pitch made by Lost show runner and producer, Carlton Cuse. It will be Cuse’s first foray into film scriptwriting since the popular television drama’s end, although he has done uncredited writing for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and on to Lethal Weapons sequels in the past. The untitled project will be produced by Levi’s company, 21 Laps Entertainment.
Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Times got Hugh Jackman on the phone yesterday to speak about upcoming projects. Hugh stated that he’s bulking up even more for his upcoming revival of Wolverine in the latest installment of the X-Men film franchise. (He’s consuming up to 6,000 calories a day!) Check out the interview below:
Geoff Boucher: I remember coming by your office back in the summer of 2009, and you were already talking about your hopes of making a movie out of Marvel’s 1982 ”Wolverine” miniseries, the classic by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. And now you’re doing just that — and with director Darren Aronofsky, of all people. You must be thrilled.
Hugh Jackman: I’m really, really pumped about it. I feel like all the planets are finally aligned to make a great movie. We finally have the character and with this mythology — ever since [the 2000 Bryan Singer film] “X-Men,” when I was kind of hanging around and reading all these comics, because I was cast before I ever read any X-Men comics, so I was trying to get my hands on everything. I remember saying to [producer] Lauren Shuler Donner, “Lauren, I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen this Japanese story, and I think it’s so good. It’s just genius, it’s brilliant.” And we kind of always talked about it from there on. I sort of even wanted to do that in the third X-Men movie at first, but we thought, no, we really need to establish who he is at first, and we did that [with “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”], and now this is sort of the cherry on top, to finally do it and have Darren Aronofsky direct it. I love his gung-ho attitude toward it and great vision. Straight off, it’s not a sequel, it’s a stand-alone, and I think we’re going to make one that people will describe as the best of the bunch.
Candids > 2011 > 29 January
Candids > 2011 > 27 January
According to the Associated Press, Hugh Jackman has been recruited to present at the upcoming Oscars. It is currently unknown just what category he will represent. Other presenters for the evening include Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges, Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry and Marisa Tomei.
This year’s Academy Awards – the 83rd in history – is taking place at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles next month, on February 27th. Anne Hathaway will host the ceremony alongside this year’s Oscar nominee, James Franco.
Hugh Jackman is starring in the action drama film, Real Steel, in which he portrays a washed-up fighter who reenters the field of boxing by taking up coaching. So how did he get prepared for the role? By training with world-class boxing coach, Sugar Ray Leonard, of course! Read the article below:
Actor Hugh Jackman has revealed that he recruited world-class boxing coach, Sugar Ray Leonard, to train him for his upcoming flick ‘Real Steel’.
The Australian star delved into the sport to play Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who trains giant steel robots for underground competitions in the futuristic new film, which is slated for release later this year (11).
Jackman, whose father Chris was a boxer, managed to recruit retired legend and former champion Leonard to train him and when he wasn’t in the ring, the actor watched Sylvester Stallone in Rocky for inspiration.
“My old man was a boxer, actually. He was an army champ. But once I knew about this film, I did some training with Sugar Ray Leonard and another less well-known fighter in New York…,” the Daily Express quoted him as telling Total Film.
“I went back and watched the original Rocky and you forget – there was only one 10-minute fight at the end. We always said we should be able to take out boxing and replace it with anything.
The sport could be snail-racing. It’s irrelevant to how well-drawn this story and these characters are.”