Hugh Jackman Updates Carousel Remake
by Alex Billington
November 13, 2006
Any fans of Hugh Jackman's musical theater career still looking for some more? Well, this may be a chance to see Jackman back singing on screen. When asked about the musical Carousel during the press junket for The Fountain, Hugh Jackman responded stating that they did get the rights for it and pre-production is under way.
"We just got the rights for it, so we're now finding director, writer, and I'm very excited about that."
Carousel was originally Rodgers & Hammerstein musical that opened in 1945 and later made into a movie directed by Henry King. It was picked up by Seed Productions, Hugh Jackman's and friend John Palermo's production company, for remake into a feature film, to be distributed by Fox 2000.
IMDb describes the story of Carousel as: "In purgatory for his role in a botched bank robbery, former carnival barker Billy Bigelow is sent back to his old life to for one day, where he's to fix the problems he left behind." Jackman is also signed on to play Billy Bigelow. For the full synopsis of the theatrical version, visit Wikipedia.