Hugh Jackman who landed himself the role of Harry Houdini in a Broadway musical has quit his role stating scheduling problems.
Harry Houdini was one of the most renowned illusionists in the world and getting the chance to play his role was really once in a lifetime opportunity for Hugh Jackman. Unfortunately he had to let it go.
The actor cited scheduling demands as the reason for his departure, saying he “wasn’t able to commit to the time this role will require”.
“I have tremendous respect and admiration for the creative team and I wish everyone the best,” he continued.
“I know they’re well on their way to making something extraordinary.”
Producer Scott Sanders said the Les Miserables star had been “terrific to have on this part of our journey”.
“We will continue to move forward with our remarkable creative team as they craft this ambitious new musical,” he said.
This play was first mooted in 2008 and was all set for a 2014 premiere. But now since Hugh Jackman has made his exit it is not clear when it will premiere.
There is still no information on who will be replacing Hugh Jackman.