See Hugh Jackman's Hardcore Pirate Look From 'Pan'
Right on the heels of a behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming live TV production of "Peter Pan," a sneak peek has emerged of the other project currently in the works based on J.M. Barrie's famous story about the boy who wouldn't grow up. Ahoy, errbody: It's our first look at Hugh Jackman in his role as Blackbeard.
The big reveal of Pirate Jackman comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who snagged some photos of the actor sporting ornate body armor, an extravagant feathered ruff, a devilish mustache-goatee combination, and a severe hairline that looks to have been borrowed directly from Christopher Guest in "The Princess Bride," because nothing says "evil" like an extra inch of forehead.
Jackman is part of a giant ensemble cast that also includes Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, and Garrett Hedlund; Hedlund will be playing the better-known villain of the "Peter Pan" universe, the one-handed Captain Hook, who in this film is a young pirate under the tutelage of Jackman's Blackbeard. We haven't seen Hedlund in costume yet, but EW has a second image of Jackman looking monumentally crazy, plus a peek at his flying pirate ship and a shot of young Levi Miller as the boy who becomes Peter Pan. Check 'em out here.