Real Steel star Hugh Jackman broke the news this morning to ComingSoon.net that Steven Spielberg is looking at adapting the Broadway play “A Steady Rain” into a movie. The play, written by Keith Huff, starred Jackman and Daniel Craig and ran on Broadway for 12 weeks.
“A Steady Rain” focuses on two Chicago policemen who inadvertently return a Vietnamese boy to a cannibalistic serial killer who claims to be the child’s uncle. When he later becomes the man’s latest victim, the lifelong friendship of the two men is threatened when it becomes clear someone must bear responsibility for their egregious failure to assess the situation accurately.
Jackman said a writer is on board. We presume that Spielberg would want both Jackman and Craig to reprise their roles on the big screen.