Date: 3rd August 2006

Jackman to star in Carousel remake

Hugh Jackman is set to star in a remake of 1956 musical Carousel.

Fox 2000 is looking to remake the movie with Jackman starring and co-producing, reports Variety.

A deal is being negotiated to use the original Rodgers and Hammerstein music and lyrics from the 1945 stage musical.

Jackman would play Billy Bigelow, a carnival barker whose temper puts him in the middle of a botched robbery and leads to his death.

Stuck in purgatory, he's given one day to return and fix the problems he left behind - namely a teenager who has a lot of his rebellious traits.

Source: Press Release