The story centers on a teen named Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, he leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Alexie, who also wrote the 1998 indie breakout hit, Smoke Signals will adapt the screenplay. Wyck Godfrey and Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill will produce alongside Lauren Shuler Donner and Jack Leslie. Jackman will also serve the film in some capacity. Elizabeth Gabler and Erin Simonoff are overseeing the film at Fox.
Jackman can be seen next reprising his role as the superhero Wolverine one last time in Logan. He is currently shooting the P.T. Barnum musical The Greatest Showman which also stars Zac Efron and Michelle Williams.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer