Hugh Jackman in Talks to Lead The Odyssey

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Hugh Jackman may soon be headlining a big-screen adaptation of Homer’s epic ancient Greek poem, Odyssey.

According to The Wrap, Jackman is currently in “early talks” to star in The Odyssey, a big-budget take on the classic piece of literature being brought to life by Lionsgate.

The poem, believed to have been composed near the end of the 8th century BC, tells of Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses in Roman myths) and his epic journey home after the Trojan War.

Director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, The Hunger Games sequels) is attached at the helm, directing from a screenplay by The Town and Mockingjay – Part 2 screenwriter Peter Craig.

If negotiations go smoothly, Jackman will be starting production on The Odyssey sometime in 2016.

Jackman’s next movies include Pan, Broadway 4D, Eddie the Eagle, and his final Wolverine movie.