It was just announced that Hugh Jackman will be joining the cast of the adaptation version of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian as well as helping as a Producer for the film. The semi-autobiographical novel by Sherman Alexie was published almost ten years ago and the film does not yet have a release date.
The press release from The Hollywood Reporter states:
The story centers on a teen named Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, he leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white farming town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Temple Hill, which has teamed with Fox 2000 on a number of YA hit adaptations including The Fault in Our Stars, will produce alongside Donners’ Company (Deadpool).
Alexie, who grew up on the very same reservation depicted in the book, is no stranger to Hollywood, having written the 1998 indie breakout Smoke Signals, another coming-of-age story set on a reservation.
Jackman is said to have a supporting role in the film, but which one?
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