Hugh Jackman is quickly establishing himself as one of Hollywood’s go-to leading men. The Aussie actor was always popular with moviegoers due to his iconic role as Wolverine in the X-Men films, but with recent efforts like Les Miserables and Prisoners, he’s really starting to show off his dramatic chops and become a bonafide A-lister.
So, what’s next for Mr. Jackman? Well, he has Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie coming up, which is set to release in early 2015, and today we’re hearing that he’s interested in another high profile project, a thriller from Universal titled Section 6. The Aaron Berg-scripted film apparently has Hollywood execs pretty excited and was picked up in a bidding war for a cool $1.2 million.
Set to be a historical spy thriller, the film will revolve around the “formation of British intelligence agency MI6 and its first director, Sir George Mansfield Cumming.”
Unfortunately, Jackman isn’t signed on just yet and apparently, there are several big name stars who have their eye on the project. As for a director, again, no one is officially on board but names like Brett Ratner and Justin Lin have both been tossed around.
Section 6 sounds like a great project and hearing that Jackman is interested has me very excited. I love the strong intensity and powerful screen presence that the actor brings to his roles and this film seems like a perfect fit for him. It’s only a matter of time before he takes home an Academy Award and if this spy thriller follows in the same vein as something like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, then he might find himself with some Oscar gold in the near future.
Tell us, what do you think of Section 6? Do you like how it’s shaping up? Let us know in the comments section below.