Jackman to join Warner Bros. Peter Pan

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  • 14:15 on 28th Jan 2014
  • By Katie WongKatie Wong
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After last week’s announcement that Garrett Hedlund would be playing Captain Hook, it was announced that Wolverine star Hugh Jackman has signed up as Blackbeard in the new live-action Peter Pan film.

The Warner Bros’ production, to be directed by Atonement’s Joe Wright, has yet to cast its eponymous hero - an open casting call for a 10-12 year old boy is currently underway. The story has a different spin compared to previous adaptations - our boy hero is swept away to Neverland as an orphan, who grows up to lead a rebellion against a band of pirates led by Blackbeard.

The film has a scheduled release of 17th July 2015.

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