19/12/2017 11:42 GMT

Hugh Jackman Dismissed 'James Bond' Meeting To Star In 'The Greatest Showman'

'I wanted to do musicals, I wanted to do Shakespeare and theatre and dramas.'

Hugh Jackman has revealed he gave up on the opportunity to play James Bond to focus on his upcoming project ‘The Greatest Showman’.

Hugh has disclosed that producers of the ‘Bond’ film series got in touch to see if he’d be interested, but he turned them down, fearing he’d be typecast, particularly after his experiences playing Wolverine in the ‘X-Men’ series.

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Hugh Jackman at the 'The Greatest Showman' premiere in Mexico
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Hugh Jackman in 'The Greatest Showman'

‘The Greatest Showman’ sees Hugh leading an all-star cast in a new original musical based on P.T. Barnum and his circus.

Released later this month, the film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Zendaya, with Hugh having already bagged a Golden Globe nomination for his performance.

Meanwhile, it was recently confirmed that Daniel Craig would be back for a fifth and final outing as 007 in the 25th ‘Bond’ film, hitting cinemas in 2019.

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