Hugh Jackman is expected to have a busy awards season coming up. Having put his superheroics behind, the actor has a new film, Jason Reitman’s “The Front Runner,” hitting theaters later this fall and Jackman is, again, looking at some potential nominations coming his way. However, before he can fully embrace the awards season craziness, Jackman has a new film coming up that just started production and it looks like it could be another interesting post-Wolverine role for the actor.
Coming off the critically-acclaimed “Thoroughbreds,” Cory Finley has decided to work with Jackman on the new film “Bad Education.” Filming just began on the film, which is being described as a high school comedy in the same vein as Reese Witherspoon’s “Election.” The comedy is directed by Finley based on the script from Mike Makowsky. The writer is adapting “Bad Education” from his real-life experiences in high school. If you’re not familiar with Makowsky, he’s probably best known for writing the script for Reed Morano’s beautiful debut film “I Think We’re Alone Now.”
Joining Jackman in the cast is recent Academy Award winner Allison Janney, who won for her role in “I, Tonya,” Ray Romano, “Blockers” breakout Geraldine Viswanathan, and Alex Wolff, who was last seen in this summer’s “Hereditary.”
There’s no word on a release date for “Bad Education,” as the film is still looking for a distributor. However, with the Wolverine actor leading the way, and Finley coming off of “Thoroughbreds,” “Bad Education” will be one of the most anticipated films next year.
As mentioned, filming of “Bad Education” is now underway in New York, and we’ll keep you updated as more news and first looks are available.