Hugh Jackman to Star in APOSTLE PAUL for Warner Bros.
Hugh Jackman has signed on to play the lead role in the faith based film project Apostle Paul. The movie is being developed at Warner Bros. and Jackman will take on the title role, who is also known as Saul of Tarsus.
Jackman is also producing the movie alongside Matt Damon and Ben Affleck under their Pearl Street banner. The screenplay is currently being written by Matt Cook (Triple Nine, By Way Of Helena).
Just in case you haven’t been to Sunday School in a while, Paul was not one of the 12 original apostles of Jesus. He was converted on the Road to Damascus when Christ came to him and in that moment he was blinded by a great, white light. He remained blind until a man named Ananias prayed and restored his eyesight. Paul ended up becoming one of the most important followers of Jesus as he traveled to Rome and preached Christ’s word the the Romans. He was able to do this because he was a Roman citizen. He is also known for writing 14 of 27 books in the New Testament.
Several other successful faith-based movies have been released recently, including Son Of God, God’s Not Dead, and Heaven Is For Real. With the huge fan base that Jackman has, and the popularity of Christian movies right now, this next project is sure to be a success.
Jackman is gearing up to star in a third Wolverine film, which hits theaters on March 3rd, 2017. He’s also set to star as P.T, Barnum in The Greatest Showman On Earth.