Hugh Jackman Takes An “Odyssey”

Hugh Jackman is in negotiations to star in a new film adaptation of Homer’s “The Odyssey” for Lionsgate.

“The Hunger Games” sequel director Francis Lawrence and that series’ producer Nina Jacobson are attached to the property, as is “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” scribe Peter Craig who will pen the script.

A follow-up of sorts to “The Iliad,” the classic 8th century B.C. tale centers on Odysseus and his legendary journey home after the fall of Troy. During the many years it takes, his wife Penelope fights off suitors.

Lionsgate has not set a release date for the film.

Source: The Wrap