Hugh Jackman Turns to Television

CBS is producing an American version of the BBC mystery-musical mini-series “Blackpool.” Hugh Jackman is set to guest star in the pilot, and will serve as producer for the project which has been renamed “Viva Blackpool.”

The mini-series revolves around sleazy small-time casino owner Ripley Holden, who attempts to open a big time resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show uses musical hits of the past and present to tell the story – which includes murder and mayhem, love and infidelity. CBS landed the project after a fierce bidding war with rival US network ABC.

I’m not sure if the small screen will be big enough to hold Hugh Jackman?

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Jackman Brings Viva Blackpool To The U.S. [contactmusic]

Written by Lauren Burch