[Movies] Hugh Jackman to Play Blackbeard in Peter Pan Film
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.24.2014
Jackman signs on for the villain...
Hugh Jackman is official for Warner Bros.' Peter Pan film. The studio announced today that Jackman will play the pirate Blackbeard in the as-yet-untitled film, which Joe Wright is directed from a script by Jason Fuchs. The film will be a new story featuring J.M. Barrie's famous boy character, with Blackbeard set as the primary villain.
Warner Bros. president of Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman said in the announcement, "Hugh Jackman always delivers indelible performances that resonate with audiences. We know he will create a Blackbeard who will be a powerful presence in this original Peter Pan adventure."