I’ve finally added about 130 screen caps of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan to the gallery. Hugh isn’t in this film a lot, but his scenes are quality — especially him singing in Mandarin! I’ll soon have HD caps of Real Steel as well. In the meantime, you can pre-order it on Amazon right here. Enjoy!
The People’s Choice Awards were held earlier this evening (January 11th), and Hugh Jackman was one of the lucky recipients of the fan-vote award — this year, beating out Ryan Reynolds, Shia LaBeouf, Taylor Lautner, and Vin Diesel for Favorite Action Movie Star (for Real Steel). Congratulations, Hugh! Although they didn’t announce the winner for that particular award on the televised program, you can check out a “thank you” video from Hugh himself above.
Hugh appeared on “The Chew” earlier today, January 9th, partaking in all sorts of foodie activities while talking about his own endeavor with Laughing Man Coffee. Residents from the U.S. can watch the episode right here. If an international version becomes available, I’ll post it as well.
Highlights include: his take on resolutions (and how it compares with Deb’s), Les Miserables (including a funny tale on just how much more reading he has to go with the novel itself), a quick-fire round of questions with some surprising answers (mangoes being Hugh’s “sexy food”), and two segments (with Mario Batali and Michael Symon) where Hugh helps cook.
On Wednesday, January 4th, Hugh Jackman stopped by the Golden Theatre to check out Seminar, starring Alan Rickman. It looks as though Hugh may catch up on some missed Broadway productions while he was singing and dancing in his one one-man show, with this being the first. Seminar is a hit comedy play, written by Theresa Rebeck. Check out a summary below:
In Seminar, four young writers are thrilled to be participating in a private seminar taught by the brilliant but unpredictable Leonard, an international literary legend. But as Leonard deems some students more promising than others, tensions arise. Sex is used as a weapon, alliances are made and broken, and it’s not just the wordplay that turns vicious.
There have been many rumors about Houdini for years now, but it looks like the musical is finally taking shape. In a statement released earlier today, more details about the production came out, including the intended release: Broadway’s 2013/2014 season. It was also announced that Hugh Jackman has officially signed onto the project.
As has been previously reported, the talent behind the musical on the late and great magician is extensive, with Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing) writing, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) composing, and Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia) directing. Set designer David Rockwell (Hairspray) is producing alongside Scott Sanders (The Color Purple).
Hugh released a statement on his involvement, while Aaron Sorkin provided a brief summary:
“I have been deeply fascinated by the life of Harry Houdini since I was young, and in many ways I’ve been preparing for this role my whole life,” said Jackman. “I am thrilled to be collaborating with this collection of artists who are all at the top of their game.”
“Rather than being a biography, Houdini — told in a contemporary tone — tells the story of an epic battle that took place between the world’s greatest illusionist and a trio of women, known as ‘Spiritualists’, who convinced millions of people, including the editors of Scientific American and The New York Times, that they could communicate with the dead,” said Sorkin.