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Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig to star on Broadway – report
Hugh Jackman, who recently starred in the title role of action film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and Daniel Craig, the most recent British double-agent in “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace,” are planning to take their acts to the Broadway stage later this year in a new play, the New York Post reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.
They will star together in a drama called, “A Steady Rain,” about two Chicago cops whose long-term friendship is put to the test. It is being produced by Barbara Broccoli, who also produced Craig’s 007 roles in “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale.”
Jackman already is beloved by New York’s theater community and has hosted the Tony awards several times. A spokesman for Jackman could not immediately confirm the report as the Australian actor is away promoting his latest film and a spokeswoman for Craig was unavailable for comment.
Broadway watchers note the Great White Way has never seen so many big-name stars on stage as this season. Others have included Oscar-winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon and Emmy Award winner James Gandolfini. Why? Becast stars draw audiences. In 2006, Julia Roberts’s show “Three Days of Rain” raked in more than $10 million in just 12 weeks.