Hugh Jackman playing Odysseus in ‘The Odyssey’ is the definition of epic
LOS ANGELES — Overuse of the word “epic” seems to have died down in the past year or two. Which is a good thing — because now we have cause to trot it out for real.
Hugh Jackman is in early talks to play Odysseus in a blockbuster adaptation of Homer’s “The Odyssey,” Hollywood trade website TheWrap reported Thursday. Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games sequels) will direct the project, which TheWrap says will begin production next year.
Lionsgate, the studio behind the project, did not immediately return messages seeking comment Thursday. Read more…
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