Hugh Jackman set to play pirate in `Pan`

IANS| Updated: Jan 26, 2014, 19:32 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Hugh Jackman has been roped in to play pirate Blackbeard for Warner Bros` upcoming project, tentatively titled "Pan". The producers are confident he will deliver an indelible performance.

"Hugh Jackman always delivers indelible performances that resonate with audiences. We know he will create a Blackbeard who will be a powerful presence in this original Peter Pan adventure," Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production at Warner Bros, said in a statement, reports aceshowbiz.com

Director Joe Wright will helm the project, which is yet to have an official title. It will hit theatres in the US July 17, next year.