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Jackman to Meet Marsden in Brokeback on Broadway?


There are rumors about that a stage production of Brokeback Mountain is in the final stages of development and atop the wishlist for the two leads are Hugh Jackman and James Marsden.

Not sure what we think of this (except to say we certainly wouldn't mind seeing these two in a pup tent together), but take it as completely unverified rumor at this point. And if anyone has further information, please email us.

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  1. Not true.

    Posted by: Jeff | Jul 24, 2007 1:51:39 PM

  2. I heard the same rumor, but when I heard it it was going to be a musical and there were no names attached to it.

    Posted by: rich | Jul 24, 2007 1:56:32 PM

  3. No information here. Just a dream.

    Posted by: Digger | Jul 24, 2007 2:02:04 PM

  4. Hey there buddy! It's a hot rumor, and would love to see that play, but I work for a theatre company here in NYC and would have certainly heard about this by now. It's just a rumor.

    Posted by: Patrick | Jul 24, 2007 2:09:29 PM

  5. As much as I like Mr. Jackman, I believe the age difference would throw people off. I'm afraid it would look more like the old SNL skit with Alec Baldwin and Adam Sandler in 'Canteen Boy'. Just saying.

    Posted by: otto | Jul 24, 2007 2:35:32 PM

  6. I don't know if it's true or not, but you just made my afternoon.

    Posted by: sam | Jul 24, 2007 2:36:34 PM

  7. this rumor is obviously springing from a very recent james marsden interview about finally doing a musical (hairspray) in which he stated that hugh jackman had wanted him originally for the love interest in BOY FROM OZ but there were scheduling conflicts.

    not sure how BROKEBACK MTN became involved in the rumor but it was obviously born from the BOY FROM OZ nugget.

    Posted by: nathanielr | Jul 24, 2007 2:37:32 PM

  8. "Brokeback: The Musical"

    Harvey Firestein could play the ranch boss. I could hear him singing "Do you take it..." while on horseback.

    Cyndi Lauper as the wife.


    Posted by: Rad | Jul 24, 2007 2:41:14 PM

  9. also Otto --Marsden is 34 and Jackman 38. it's hardly cradle robbing ;)

    Posted by: nathanielr | Jul 24, 2007 2:44:39 PM

  10. omg, Wolverine and Cyclops having sex. it's just too perfect. Maybe Famke Jansen and Halle Berry could play the wives.

    Posted by: Nathan | Jul 24, 2007 2:44:44 PM

  11. @Nathan: LOL! In your version, Famke Jansen and Halle Berry should get it on too!

    Posted by: Marc | Jul 24, 2007 2:49:30 PM

  12. They're going to play 19-year-olds?

    Posted by: anon ( | Jul 24, 2007 2:52:12 PM

  13. Not true. Jackman is booked for the next two years solid.

    Posted by: secretagentman | Jul 24, 2007 2:52:24 PM

  14. "Harvey Firestein could play the ranch boss."

    And Joe Solmonese and the HRC Board of Directors and all their supporters could play the herds of sheep.

    Posted by: Leland | Jul 24, 2007 2:54:58 PM

  15. Touche Nathan. Whether the rumor is true or not, I just don't see the pairing. I'm calling BS and rumor on this one. BTW-Marsden is 34!? Memo to Otto-gym, gym, gym...

    Posted by: otto | Jul 24, 2007 3:07:40 PM

  16. if Ennis and Twist go to the boards; who better to get the grey hairs to the theatre?

    We already know they'll have to fight us for the good seats.

    Posted by: lexxicuss | Jul 24, 2007 3:12:43 PM

  17. This sounds more like a poppers-addled, lubricated fantasy than reality.

    Posted by: Gary | Jul 24, 2007 3:39:06 PM

  18. Marsden and Jackman really are about the same age, but Jackman looks 50 and Marsden looks 25....

    I seriously have never got why people find Jackman so good looking. Good actor? Yes. Particularly good looking? No.

    Marsden, though... he's hot.

    Posted by: Ryan | Jul 24, 2007 3:40:38 PM

  19. it's not a desirable match. marsden should be paired with sum1 like gyllenhaal or philippe. jackman shld be paired with sum1 like mcconaughey.

    Posted by: GQ | Jul 24, 2007 3:49:07 PM

  20. Leland, save room in the cast of sheep for GLAAD. Remember, they endorsed that not-at-all offensive "Chuck & Larry" dreck. Do I smell GLAAD Movie of the Year?

    Posted by: the other jeff | Jul 24, 2007 4:09:16 PM

  21. i heard it was going to star Patrick Swayze and Lance Bass.

    Posted by: A.J. | Jul 24, 2007 4:23:27 PM

  22. i heard it's gonna be travolta and cruise and be called "bareback mountin'."

    Posted by: sean | Jul 24, 2007 4:41:24 PM

  23. could hugh be so bold about skirting his sexuality? i mean, come on!!! enough!!!

    do some digging into his sidekick production partner in that big disney stage deal if we need more proof.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 24, 2007 8:50:31 PM

  24. If only David Beckham and Mika could star, Andy could achieve apogee.

    Posted by: Becks07 | Jul 24, 2007 8:57:47 PM

  25. Can't se it happening; but it would be fun. Marsden might be a pretty-boy, but the only reason I watched the last season of Ally McBeal was for the bar scenes when Marsden would belt-out Sinatra tunes. That boy's got chops.... Marsden and Jackman singing would certainly fill a theater..both talent-wise, and as eye-candy.

    But how do you belt-out a show-stopping duet while butt-f***ing?

    Posted by: Ted B. (charging rhino) | Jul 25, 2007 12:14:31 PM

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