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.
Great news for Londoners and folks nearby: Hugh has told The Daily Mail that he’ll be bringing his one-man show to the English city. Because he’ll be filming Les Miserables at the time, the performances won’t be nightly, but he intends on getting onstage every Sunday evening. (Not only that, but there’s confirmation that he’s intending on bringing the act to Broadway next year!) An excerpt from the article, including information that could be beneficial to fans, is included below:
“I loved that ‘anything can happen,’ relaxed feel about Sinatra — and viewing Peter Allen’s tapes also taught me a lot,” he said. “We’re planning to do some Sunday night concerts when I’m in London in the spring.
“We’re looking for the right space, and the idea is to do the shows when I’ve got time off from Les Miserables. I just want them to be fun,” he told me, adding jokingly: “I feel like I should have a whisky in my hand, like Dean Martin, and then get Robbie Williams to come on and join me.”
Hugh said he expected to perform his concert show on Broadway in October next year.
He told me he met director Hooper for a three-hour audition for Les Mis. “I got cast early, because there was another movie I could do and I didn’t want to wait and get to November to find I had no movie at all. I told them that and I eventually got it.”
The stage version is completely sung through with no spoken dialogue. “That’s not going to work on film, so there’s now dialogue and songs,” said Hugh. “Tom’s take on the film is very exciting.”