Coming off the back of The Greatest Showman’s whirlwind success, Hugh Jackman has entered talks to star in Thoroughbreds director, Cory Finlay’s Bad Education.
Written by I Think We’re Alone Now scribe Mike Makowsky, the plot has yet to be revealed but is said to be based on true events from Makowsky’s experience at High School.
La La Land producer Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik will produce alongside Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev and Oren Moverman of Sight Unseen. Makowsky is also producing.
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With his portrayal as Logan aka Wolverine now behind him when he bowed out in James Mangold’s Logan, Jackman has been seen flexing his acting chops in his passion project The Greatest Showman. The film has already gone on to gross $400 million worldwide. Also, this week Jackman has revealed the soundtrack has gone platinum. This is no surprise considering the amount of sing-a-long screenings that have popped up for the film.
Jackman certainly seems to have the golden touch when it comes to picking the right project. His last outing as the Wolverine, Logan, as well as earning over $600 million at the box office also garnered itself an Oscar nomination for best-adapted screenplay.
We will next see Jackman on screen Jason Reitman’s The Front Runner. The film is based on the true story of American senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in 1988. Based on the 2014 book All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, written by Matt Bai.The film chronicles the rise of Hart, a Democratic presidential candidate in 1988, and his subsequent fall from grace when media reports surfaced of his extramarital affair. The film also stars Vera Farmiga and J.K. Simmons.