Huge Jackman no more a part of Harry Houdini musical

The actor was already working on the project, but he has had to step away now

Actor Hugh Jackman will not be a part of the Harry Houdini musical on Broadway due to some scheduling conflicts. The Les Miserables star was to play Harry Houdini, a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, in the film.

“I have greatly enjoyed the collaborative process on Houdini. Ultimately, though, I wasn’t able to commit to the time this role will require,” read a statement issued by the actor. “I have tremendous respect and admiration for the creative team and I wish everyone the best. I know they’re well on their way to making something extraordinary,” he added.

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