According to the LA Times and ComingSoon.net, director Lee Daniels and Hugh Jackman are joining forces for an adaptation of William F. Pepper's book Orders to Kill.
Read the ComingSoon's report here.
Pepper's nonfiction book is based on the years Pepper, who was a close friend of Martin Luther King, Jr., spent arguing that James Earl Ray's confession was part of a conspiracy.
Jackman is set to play Pepper in the film. He next be seen in the role of Jean Valjean in the upcoming and highly anticipated Les Misérables film. Other film credits include Real Steel, the X-Men series, The Fountain, The Prestige, Van Helsing, Kate and Leopold and many more.
Jackman is also working on Broadway's Harry Houdini, set for the stage in 2013. He has also appeared on the Great White Way in Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, A Steady Rain and The Boy From Oz. He played Curly in the West End's Oklahoma!, and appeared in an Off-Broadway production of Carousel, among many more theatre credits.
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