Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Hugh Jackman likely in Carousel

It will be interesting to see this remake - I usually don't enjoy remade musical movies, but I'll wait and see.


"Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman — currently on screens around the country in Woody Allen's "Scoop" — will likely star in a remake of the 1956 film "Carousel," which was based on the 1945 Broadway musical.

Variety reports that Fox 2000 plans to remake the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical with Jackman as Billy Bigelow, the role created onstage by John Raitt and on screen by Gordon MacRae. Jackman, according to the industry paper, will produce the film with John Palermo, his Seeds Productions partner. Fox 2000 is currently in negotiations with the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization to secure the rights to the R&H score."

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1 comment:

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Hugh Jackman also goes home to Australia tonight by recreating his role as Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz. I thought he was great in Scoop and look forward to hearing him sing in his natural voice for Carousel. Will Pal Joey be next on Broadway?

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