Hugh Jackman To Play Peter Pan Movie Villain?
X-Men star reportedly in talks to portray pirate in reboot of classic tale...
Hugh Jackman is reported to be in talks to play the villain in a new movie adaptation of Peter Pan.
The X-Men and Les Miserables star is claimed by Variety to be considering the role of Blackbeard in Joe Wright's forthcoming film Pan.
The role apparently replaces the character of Captain Hook, and was originally going to be played by Javier Bardem before the menacing Spaniard pulled out.
Hook is also apparently featured in the new movie, but turns bad toward the end of the story - while Blackbeard is the main villain throughout.
The title role is not yet cast and Warner Brothers are reported to be planning open auditions.
A female in her mid-20s is also being sought to play Tiger Lily.
Hugh recently revealed he had undergone treatment for skin cancer.