Puhhhlease tell us this is some cruel trick or illusion! Is it smoke & mirrors? A sleight of hand!?
Sadly, it's not! This bad news is REAL!!
Hugh Jackman announced he's pulling out of Houdini the Broadway musical because of a scheduling conflict!!
Nooo!! This is the most un-magical Christmas present we can imagine!
We've been itching for Wolverine to take off his claws and put on Houdini's straight jacket for awhile now, so this development really bums us out!
In a statement Hugh revealed:
“I have greatly enjoyed the collaborative process on Houdini. Ultimately, though, I 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. I know they’re well on their way to making something extraordinary.”
It's so sad! Hugh was such a marvelous magician in The Prestige! This feels like someone sawed our heart in two!
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