Hugh Jackman to play villain Blackbeard in Peter Pan
Hugh Jackman is all set to star as Blackbeard in Joe Wright's Peter Pan, which will be produced by Warner Brothers. The film, tentatively titled Pan, will be released in July 2015.hollywood Updated: Jan 27, 2014 17:25 IST
Hugh Jackman is all set to star as Blackbeard in Joe Wright's Peter Pan, which will be produced by Warner Brothers. Director Joe Wright has earlier helmed films such as Atonement and Pride and Prejudice. The film, tentatively titled Pan, will be released in July 2015.
Jackman will portray the villainous Blackbeard in an all-new tale about author JM Barrie's beloved character Peter Pan, the boy who would never grow up. Greg Silverman, president, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Brothers, said, "Hugh Jackman always delivers indelible performances that resonate with audiences. We know he will create a Blackbeard who will be a powerful presence in this original Peter Pan adventure."
Best known to audiences worldwide for his portrayal of the Wolverine, Jackman most recently wrapped production on X-Men: Days of Future Past, reprising his role as the conflicted super-hero for the sixth time in that popular film franchise.