Hugh Jackman Drops Avon Man Role


Hugh Jackman has opted not to appear in the upcoming Avon Man, reports Deadline.

The film (an original script from Hitch writer Kevin Bisch with a current rewrite from The Switch‘s Allan Loeb) tells the comedic story of a man who, after being laid off from his job at a car dealship, is forced to become an Avon representative to make ends meet.

Deadline notes that Jackman will remain involved as a producer through his company, Seed Productions with an eye towards an October start date.

The article mentions that Jackman will instead start getting in shape in late fall to reprise his role as Logan in Wolverine 2, written by Christopher McQuarrie and concentrating on the samurai storyline originated in the comic series.