Hugh Jackman’s been involved with the highly anticipated Unbound Captives for years now, talking about it while he was doing promotion for A Steady Rain. While speaking to My San Antonio, director Madeleine Stowe spoke some more about the project, including the cast line-up thus far.
While at the ranch, Stowe came up with the idea to write “a large romantic Western” that was inspired, she said, by stories of the Hill Country in the late 1800s. “I heard about children who were abducted by Comanche Indians and became so acculturated that they had a hard time returning.
Our ranch had a real history,” she added. “When I lived there, I felt a certain way about Texas that I hadn’t seen filmed yet.”
She’ll start directing The Unbound Captives next year, she said, and already has rounded up the main cast: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Robert Pattinson.
Aussie star Hugh Jackman will be returning to Sydney next month for the Australian premiere of Real Steel.
Jackman may be a Hollywood heavyweight, but he plays a struggling boxing promoter in Real Steel, which is set far into the future.
In a world where robot boxing is a popular sport, Jackman’s character finds a potential champion in a discarded robot, but also discovers he has an 11-year-old son.
Jackman will attend the premiere on September 28.
Real Steel is released nationally on October 6.
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During Comic-Con, MTV News caught up with Hugh Jackman to discuss not Real Steel but the upcoming feature, The Wolverine. They touched upon James Mangold’s take on the film, the legacy Hugh hopes it will carry in twenty years, and his brief cameo in another X-Men film. Check out the MTV News website to read further details, or just view the video of the interview above.
At long last, there’s some information about Hugh Jackman’s upcoming movie, Butter. After much silence on the project, today it’s been announced that the film will have its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). A summary of the movie is below:
Jim Field Smith, USA World Premiere
Set in the highly competitive world of championship butter carving, Butter blends social commentary, outrageous comedy and heartfelt drama in telling the story of the ambitious Laura Pickler (Jennifer Garner), the self-anointed First Lady of Butter Carving. Refusing to accept that her husband (Ty Burrell) wants to step down after his 15-year run as the “Iowa State Butter Carving Champion,” and therefore end the Pickler family’s reign in the spotlight, Laura takes a stab at the title herself. But her bid for glory is complicated when two unlikely contestants enter the race – one, her husband’s hard-living mistress (Olivia Wilde), and the other a 10-year-old foster child named Destiny (Yara Shahidi). Enlisting the help of her high school sweetheart, Boyd (Hugh Jackman), Laura will stop at nothing to be crowned champion, even if it means resorting to sabotage. Part political satire, part Capra-esque comedy, Butter is a story about what it means to win at all costs and against all odds.
This year, TIFF will take place September 8th-18th. The event is open to the public and tickets are available at the official website. Although it’s unconfirmed whether or not Hugh Jackman will be at the Butter premiere, there’s a good chance he’ll show up, so fans may want to stop by to check out the gala’s red carpet regardless.
It seems Hugh Jackman is very busy nowadays, what with announcements of Les Miserables, potential stops on Broadway, and bringing his one-man show around the world. Well, there’s something else even bigger brewing. Carlton Cuse, one of the writers from “LOST,” dropped a tidbit during an interview with Screen Junkies about a very interesting project for Hugh:
What are you working on now?
CC: I’m working on a show for ABC that’s set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Then I’m writing a movie for Hugh Jackman and 20th Century Fox, a big sort of Indiana Jones action/adventure movie, for Hugh Jackman and the director Shawn Levy. We’ve been very closed about all the details but it’s going well and everybody’s excited about it.
Q: Do you want to draw on somewhat real mythology or totally invent your own?
CC: All I can say is that it’s a unique world and I think it’s going to give an opportunity for Hugh Jackman to play a character in a world that’s really exciting. If you’re a fan of the Indiana Jones movies, you’ll love this movie.