Newswire: Hugh Jackman can’t get away from cyclopes, might star in The Odyssey

Hugh Jackman, an actor who knows a little something about what it’s like to set out from your homeland on a small-seeming project that eventually turns into a decade-spanning ordeal, is in early talks to star in an adaptation of The Odyssey. Based on the poet Homer’s millennia-enduring (and public-domain friendly) tale of a general and king who finds himself consistently waylaid in his efforts to return to his wife and kingdom, the film is being developed at Lionsgate by Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackman’s involvement in the film is still at a very early, tentative stage, possibly because he’s getting sick of starring opposite cyclopes (which is the Merriam-Webster-approved plural of Cyclops, apparently, beating out our guess, “Jameses Marsden”). If he does sign on for the project, though, he’ll be taking on the lead …

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