Hugh Jackman is not going to be in Cleo

jackman-winstoneKilling almost every thought I had towards being excited about it, Variety reported that the uber-talented Hugh Jackman will not be able to star as Marc Antony in Steven Soderbergh’s next flick, Cleo, a 3-D live action musical about Cleopatra.

The article noted that people are speculating that he’s not able to do it due to scheduling conflicts, but no one’s sure exactly which project of Jackman’s is causing the problem.

I honestly can’t think of any other actor who can sing and dance who could be able to stand up next to lead Catherine Zeta-Jones when it comes to pure awesomeness in a musical, except for maybe Ewan McGregor (loved being surprised by his singing in Moulin Rouge) and bring that same kind of sexiness and charisma that Jackman brings to his roles.

Variety also noted in the article that Ray Winstone is still “in discussions” to play Julius Caesar, contradicting an earlier Movie report.

Posted on January 2, 2009 at 06:29 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by wanderlust
    on 2009-01-02 at 08:51

    Soderbergh said he wanted to start filming in April. Hugh has “Wolverine” coming out on May 1 and he will be doing massive publicity for that in April – perhaps that’s the “scheduling conflict.”

  2. Written by Trisha Lynn
    on 2009-01-02 at 10:08

    Well, that would make sense, wouldn’t it? But honestly, wouldn’t it just make sense to wait till after that publicity blitz is over to film his scenes?

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