Hugh Jackman Gets Religious for Upcoming Movie | Playbill

News Hugh Jackman Gets Religious for Upcoming Movie Hot on the heels of his Instagram tease that he may be ready to hang up his claws as the "X-Men" movie character Wolverine, Tony winner Hugh Jackman is preparing to star in the new "faith-based" film "Apostle Paul," according to a report in Deadline Hollywood.

Recently seen on Broadway in The River, Jackman would play Jesus' follower in the film, which is being developed by Warner Bros.

Matt Cook's screenplay will tell the story of Saul of Tarsus, the real-life character started as a persecutor of Jesus' followers. But, according to the Bible's Book of Acts, Saul encountered the risen Jesus as he walked along a road from Jerusalem, and underwent a profound conversion. He changed his name to Paul and took responsibility for spreading Jesus' teachings throughout the eastern Roman Empire, and the city of Rome itself.

Jackman will be a co-producer of the film, in partnership with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.


The acclaimed singing actor posted a photo March 28 on Instagram, which reads "Wolverine… One Last Time. HJ" Two Wolverine projects are in the works, "X-Men: Apocalypse," which is scheduled for 2016, and an "Untitled Wolverine Sequel," which is due in 2017. Jackman last appeared in the role in 2014 in the film "X-Men: Days of Future Past." (Jackman is also working on a movie about the life of master circus showman PT Barnum, titled, "The Greatest Showman on Earth.")

Jackman's posting is below:


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