Hugh Jackman has ben set to star in PAN for Warner Bros. Pictures opposite Garrett Hedlund. The story is a grittier, adventure version of the Peter Pan tale and follows an orphan who is taken to Neverland where he leads the natives in a rebellion against the pirates. Jackman will play the villainous pirate Blackbeard, which was previously offered to Javier Bardem. This is almost certainly going to be decidedly more “Pirates of the Caribbean” than previous Peter Pan movies.
Joe Wright will direct from a script by Jason Fuchs. Greg Berlanti will produce.
Jackman was last seen in “Prisoners” and “The Wolverine,” a role he will soon reprise in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” He’ll also appear in “Chappie.”
He is repped by WME.