7 Jan – Australian hunk Hugh Jackman is confirmed to play Harry Houdini in a new Broadway musical, "Houdini" with a score by Golden Globe Award winner Stephen Schwartz and book by Aaron Sorkin, according to a report by USA Today.
Working with director Jack O' Brien and Sorkin, the Oscar winning screenwriter of "The Social Network", Jackman will be back on Broadway stage by telling the story about Houdini, the famous illusionist of the 20th Century.
"I have been deeply fascinated by the life of Harry Houdini since I was young, and in many ways I've been preparing for this role my whole life ... I am thrilled to be collaborating with this collection of artists who are all at the top of their game," said Jackman.
Recently, Jackman had just finished a ten-week run of his one-man Broadway show called "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway" on the first day of 2012. His effort was able to rake in more than $14 million and the show got itself into the record book, as it became the 10 of the 11 highest grossing weeks in the history of Broadhurst Theater.
The Emmy Award winner will also work on movies like "Les Miserables", alongside with country music darling, Taylor Swift and "Mamma Mia!" star, Amanda Seyfried ;the new installment of "Wolverine" and "Unbound Captives" with Robert Pattinson before he appears on Broadway for "Houdini".