Talks are early, but Hugh Jackman and Lionsgate both seem interested in having the actor play the hero of the Trojan War in THE ODYSSEY. No deal has been struck yet, but the production has plenty of time since Jackman still has one more Wolverine film to do with James Mangold.
The poem, which takes place after the events of “The Iliad”, follows clever King of Ithaca Odysseus as he boasts of his use of a wooden horse to defeat the Trojans. The gods punish him for his hubris by sending him on a decade-long quest and making him battle mythical creatures before he can return home to his kingdom and family.
Jackman is repped by WME.
Lance Boyle | Staff Writer
This news was first reported by TheWrap.