Hugh Jackmanjust left his production company “Seed Productions”, where he was a partner with John Palermo, who was Jackman’s assistant from 2004-2006, and the two formed Seed in 2006. Jackman said he is going to focus on acting now, and Palermo has a new deal over at 20th Century Fox, where Seed’s office was.
Jackman not only quit the production company, he just also pulled out of the lead role for film “Avon Man” which is still going to be produced by Seed, and Jackman decided to take on Wolverine 2 instead, which will still be produced by Seed! Wolverine 2 starts in filming in early 2011 in Japan.
The statement says that Jackman will continue to work on some film deals with Palermo-probably the ones that were already in the works for this year and next year, but it seems that Jackman is pretty much carving his own path for the future.
I just have to tell you what the storyline for Avon Man is about because I think the contrast of the film vs. Wolverine is funny!
Imagine Hugh Jackman: “An unemployed car dealer who swaps motors for cosmetics and becomes Avon’s top selling door-to-door representative. He survives the emasculation, relies on his charm and becomes a top seller. He then tries to save his town and help his struggling family by pulling in his macho unemployed pals to hawk beauty products so they can win a regional contest.”