Hugh Jackman has officially signed on to play Blackbeard in Warner Bros. forthcoming Peter Pan origin story, the studio said Friday.
"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," said Greg Silverman, president, creative development and worldwide production at Warner Bros., in a statement.
The film is set to be directed by Atonement helmer Joe Wright.
Inside Llewyn Davis actor Garrett Hedlund was offered the role of Captain Hook in the title, THR reported earlier this week.
More to come.
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- Peter Pan
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