Posts Tagged: Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman Adds Charitable Organic Chocolate to Laughing Man Worldwide Brand

13, 2012 10:00am

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman already has a line of charitable fair-trade coffee and tea called Laughing Man Worldwide, and he’s just added organic, kosher, fair-trade chocolate to the brand’s offerings.

Jackman hopes that Laughing Man will help small communities and companies thrive worldwide. “Laughing Man Worldwide is going to incubate different companies,” he said. “One of them is coffee and tea, one of them is chocolate. Who knows where we’ll go from there. Each of these companies that we create, 100 percent of the profits go to charities. It’s first and foremost about creating good products that people really want. Not that they feel they should want it, but because they genuinely want it. And then being able to create jobs and support entrepreneurialism.”

Jackman isn’t the only celebrity with a charitable food brand: Leonardo DiCaprio recently announced LYON, a coffee line that will benefit the actor’s eponymous foundation and the environmental charities it supports. Buy Hugh Jackman’s charitable chocolate from the Laughing Man online shop.

Hugh Jackman’s Next Trick: Playing Harry Houdini on Broadway

4, 2012 2:00pm

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman has just signed on to play Harry Houdini on Broadway. Aaron Sorkin will pen the storyline, while Stephen Schwartz will tackle the lyrics and music.

“I have been deeply fascinated by the life of Harry Houdini since I was young, and in many ways I’ve been preparing for this role my whole life,” said Jackman. “I am thrilled to be collaborating with this collection of artists who are all at the top of their game.”

The Wall Street Journal writes that we’ll see Hugh Jackman as Harry Houdini in time for the 2013-2014 season. He’ll spend 2012 alongside Sacha Baron Cohen in the upcoming film adaptation of “Les Miserables.”

Do you think Jackman will make a good Houdini?

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Next Movie Role: ‘Les Miserables’

8, 2011 2:00pm

Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat

Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedian who brought Borat, Bruno and Ali G. to the world, will reportedly play Monsieur Thenardier in the upcoming film adaptation of “Les Miserables.”

Matt Lucas, who played the villain at the West End, tweeted his support, writing, “Sacha will be amazing in the Les Mis movie. He’s the funniest man in the world and a good friend. Am excited to see his Thenardier.”

The “Les Miserables” film will be directed by Tom Hooper and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Other cast members include Russell Crowe (Javert), Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Eddie Redmayne (Marius) and Helena Bonham Carter (Madam Thenardier). Filming will begin in 2012.

Do you plan on seeing “Les Miserables” when it comes out?

Celebs.com Junk Drawer: Anne Hathaway, Tobey Maguire and Betty White

30, 2011 6:00am