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X-Men franchise legend Hugh Jackman approached to star in big screen adaptation of The Drowsy Chaperone


16 November 2013

X-Men legend Hugh Jackman has revealed that he has been approached to star in the big screen adaptation of musical The Drowsy Chaperone.

Talking to Entertainment Weekly, the Les Misérables Oscar nominee said "I loved the original production on Broadway - incredibly funny and terrific, great fun, I was not sure how that would translate to film, but the script at the moment is wonderful. I think they're trying to put the movie together, I don't think it's fully together yet, but they are talking to me about it, and I'm very interested in it."

The Drowsy Chaperone is a spoof of of musicals of the 1920's and won a Tony Award for its efforts.

Jackman returns to his X-Men role of Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past from acclaimed filmmaker Bryan Singer when it hits cinemas on May 22 next year and he is currently filming Neill Blomkamp's Chappie with Alien franchise heroine Sigourney Weaver and Blomkamp regular Sharlto Copley.

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