Hugh Jackman is in negotiations to play the villainous pirate Blackbeard in Joe Wright's Peter Pan origin film "Pan" at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Jason Fuchs is penning the adventure tale which revolves around an orphan taken to the magical world of Neverland where he becomes a hero to the natives and leads a revolt against the evil pirates.
Blackbeard is the film's main villain, with Hook serving as Pan's close ally before turning on him and ultimately becoming his lifelong nemesis.
Javier Bardem was originally sought for the role but passed. Jackman was looked at shortly after that and he is now hopping onboard.
An open casting call to find "a discovery" for the role of Peter is underway, as is the search for a mid-20s actress to play Tiger Lily.