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The film, which is scheduled to begin production in early 2013, will be directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski.
Jackman won the Tony Award in 2004 for his performance in The Boy From Oz and is also the recipient of a 2012 Special Tony Award for his contributions to the Broadway community. His other Broadway credits include A Steady Rain and his solo show Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway.
Gyllenhaal, who made his U.S. stage debut in Off-Broadway's If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, is best known as the film actor of "Love and Other Drugs" and "Brokeback Mountain."