The Social Network's Aaron Sorkin To Write New Broadway Musical Houdini For Hugh Jackman
Posted on Tue Nov 2, 2010 05:10 PM PDT

hjackman110309_06_200.jpgNEW YORK, NEW YORK (X17online) - Aaron Sorkin is adapting Houdini for a new Broadway musical that centers around the legendary magician and sensational escape artists Harry Houdini. Hugh Jackman set to star in the title role.

This isnt the first play Sorkin has written for Broadway, his previous experience includes The Farnsworth Invention, and A Few Good Men, before it was adapted into a film starring Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise.

The score will be composed by Danny Elfman, who has worked on everything from Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, The Hulk, Mars Attacks!, and Good Will Hunting, to The Simpsons, Beetlejuice, and Desperate Housewives.

Elfman reveals: “He’s writing away. We all have high hopes that Aaron’s going to come through and do some good stuff."

The play is predicted to hit the stage early 2012. Jackman is also gearing up to reprise his role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2, which will start production next year.