Saturday, January 25

Hugh Jackman Starring as Blackbeard in Peter Pan Movie

Hugh Jackman is starring as the villainous Blackbeard in Warner Bros' new live-action Peter Pan feature film which will be directed by Joe Wright (Atonement,Pride & Prejudice).

The announcement has just been made  by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros Pictures. Silverman 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." With Kroll adding  "There is a reason that Hugh is known and loved the world over. He is uncompromising in his dedication to every role, and we are all thrilled to be working with him again."

The as-yet-untitled Peter Pan adventure has a screenplay by Jason Fuchs. Greg Berlanti and Paul Webster are the producers. The film is set for a worldwide release on July 17th 2015.

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