Hugh Jackman drops out of 3-D musical ”Cleo”

January 3rd, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman has reportedly pulled himself out of the discussions to star in 3-D rock musical Cleo, which is based on Cleopatras life.

According to the sources, the actor dropped out of the discussions to star in Steven Soderberghs musical Cleo” following scheduling conflicts.

Catherine Zeta-Jones would play Cleopatra. Apparently, Soderbergh wanted the Aussie actor to play her lover, the Roman general Marc Antony, reports Variety.

Soderbergh has said he wants to inject the famous historical love story with rock n” roll songs and a style akin to an Elvis musical.

The music was written by the indie rock band Guided by Voices, and the script is by the group’’s former bass player, James Greer, who is also an author. (ANI)

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