In an interview with USA Today in advance of Sunday night's Academy Awards, 'Precious' director-producer Lee Daniels confirmed that Hugh Jackman will star in his next project, 'Selma,' which reflects upon the 1960s struggle for civil rights through the lens of the three legendary Alabama marches, from Selma to Montgomery, in 1965.
"I had to do a lot of homework on the script, and I spent a lot of time writing," Daniels said. "I feel like I'm caught up a little bit with that." Then he added, "I have to really start casting the movie because we're shooting it soon. The only person I've nailed in for sure is Hugh Jackman. It's all over the place."