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Hugh Jackman interested in starring in spy drama Section 6 as the man who inspired James Bond's boss

Oct. 14, 2013by:
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Hugh Jackman may never get the chance to play James Bond, but he may get to play the real man who inspired Ian Fleming's character of M. The highly touted script for SECTION 6 was purchased over the weekend for over a million dollars and it is said that Jackman is one of many stars who is looking at the project.

SECTION 6 was written by Alex Berg and is the historical spy thriller follows the World War I-era formation of British intelligence agency MI6 and its first director, Sir George Mansfield Cummings, who served as the inspiration for M. Universal won the bidding rights for the screenplay and is currently in the very early stages with the project. Needless to say, directors are eying the project as well, including Brett Ratner and Justin Lin.

Whether it be action, drama, or even comedy, Hugh Jackman has proven himself an adept and talented actor of the highest caliber. After being nominated last year for LES MISERABLES, it looks likely that he could secure a nomination for this year's PRISONERS. Depending on who gets involved with SECTION 6, it could turn into an action flick or a solid drama/thriller. I am hoping for a combination of both.

Who would you like to see in SECTION 6 alongside Jackman? And, for that matter, who would you like to see direct? I am okay with Justin Lin, but keep Ratner the hell away from a project with this much potential.

Source: The Wrap

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1:39PM on 10/15/2013

Hugh Jackman's the complete package

as an actor. The only concern is whether the script and director are worthy of his talents.
as an actor. The only concern is whether the script and director are worthy of his talents.
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10:39PM on 10/14/2013
I hope Jackman signs on. He would be terrific in a film and role like this. At this point, I will watch anything and everything that he stars in.
I hope Jackman signs on. He would be terrific in a film and role like this. At this point, I will watch anything and everything that he stars in.
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9:17PM on 10/14/2013
He served as the inspiration for M? Does this mean we'll get to see Hugh Jackman do his Judi Dench impression?

(I keed)
He served as the inspiration for M? Does this mean we'll get to see Hugh Jackman do his Judi Dench impression?

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7:49PM on 10/14/2013

Ratner not that bad!

He did direct the hell out of "Red Dragon" and "Rush Hour"
He did direct the hell out of "Red Dragon" and "Rush Hour"
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7:24PM on 10/14/2013
I like Jackman, great onscreen presence. Really liked him in Prisoners, showed he can handle dark material. I've been told he's great in Les Mis but I'm not that big of a fan. I would like to see him work with Fincher someday.
I like Jackman, great onscreen presence. Really liked him in Prisoners, showed he can handle dark material. I've been told he's great in Les Mis but I'm not that big of a fan. I would like to see him work with Fincher someday.
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6:57PM on 10/14/2013
Well, I will say this, Renny Harlin is about to make Ratner look like Kubrick. I wish Lin would've stayed with the Fast franchise (I.e. They wouldn't have rushed the project. As good as the last two have been - and I know exactly what they are, but they are great at it - I'm going to be physically angry if this comes off like X3 because they wanted it out ASAP)
Well, I will say this, Renny Harlin is about to make Ratner look like Kubrick. I wish Lin would've stayed with the Fast franchise (I.e. They wouldn't have rushed the project. As good as the last two have been - and I know exactly what they are, but they are great at it - I'm going to be physically angry if this comes off like X3 because they wanted it out ASAP)
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6:53PM on 10/14/2013
If they can find a good director this could be cool. i'd love to see Hugh Jackman doing more INTERESTING work
If they can find a good director this could be cool. i'd love to see Hugh Jackman doing more INTERESTING work
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