Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Hugh Jackman set for The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

When he is not getting his adamantium claws out as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman has been developing other projects he can potentially star in. With his run as the iconic X-Man now behind him, news arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that he has set up an adaptation of Sherman Alexie's youg adult title The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian.

The book tells the story of a teenager named Junior, who is a budding cartoonist living on the Spokane Reservation. Frustrated with his lack of life choices, he decides to forge his own future, and leaves his troubled school to attend an all-white high school where the only other Native American is the mascot. It is all drawn partly from Alexie's real life, where he grew up on the reservation depicted in the book, and he will adapt the book himself.

Jackman is planning to take a supporting role in the movie, and will likely also produce alongside the Temple Hill Entertainment team and Donner's Company (run by Lauren Shuler Donner, who has worked regularly with Jackman on the X-Men and Wolverine movies).

In addition to Logan, which will arrive on 3 March, Jackman will be seen in Barnum movie The Greatest Showman, which is now shooting.

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