Lee Daniels says Hugh Jackman nearly received him to direct a “Wolverine” movie.
Film Director Lee Daniels, who produced and directed Hulu’s latest movie, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, says that Hugh Jackman as soon as tried to get him to direct a Wolverine movie, however studio executives shut it down.
After being swept away by his movie, Precious, Jackson apparently approached Daniels and informed him that he wished him to do the following Wolverine movie.
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“He sent me into the studio to Fox… And I had never done a studio film before and it was a disaster,” Daniels defined throughout a latest interview with Collider. “Pitched my way right out of the room.”
He added that it was the worst assembly of his life: “I pulled over to the Kentucky Fried Chicken afterward and ate a whole six-pack of wings. It was the worst meeting of my life. I don’t know how he gets Wolverine from Precious, but I love him and he’s a friend to this day.”
Andra Day, who stars in Daniels’ The United States vs. Billie Holiday was awarded with a Golden Globe for her efficiency.
Speaking about why he chose to focus on the story of Billie Holiday, Daniels just lately informed The Guardian, “Part of the rationale I wished to inform Billie’s story is, I perceive habit and the artist. I additionally perceive the sensation of a scarcity of self-worth, considering that you simply aren’t proficient. When your father tells you issues like that at a younger age, irrespective of how previous you get, that voice is in your head.”