Together again for the first time — Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig — on stage.
Nothing has been officially confirmed but two of Hollywood’s reigning hunks may be paired next fall on Broadway in “A Steady Rain,” a two-character drama by Keith Huff.
The New York Post reported Wednesday the actors were set to star in the play about two Chicago policemen, friends since childhood, whose lives take divergent paths after an unnerving incident.
“A Steady Rain” was a big hit in Chicago in September 2007 at a small theater and transferred the following year to another venue for a commercial run.
The Chicago Tribune called the play an “exceptionally rich, gritty and emotional drama … it will get you right where you live,” while the Chicago Sun-Times cheered its “action-packed storytelling.”
Huff, who has a master’s from the University of Iowa’s Playwright’s Workshop, has extensive regional theater credits. “A Steady Rain” would be his Broadway debut. A telephone call to his agent, John Buzzetti, seeking confirmation of the production, was not returned.
“A Steady Rain” would also be the New York stage debut for Craig, who skyrocketed to film stardom as the latest cinematic James Bond. Jackman, the movies’ Wolverine from all the “X-Men” movies, proved to be a major Broadway box-office draw five years ago, playing entertainer Peter Allen in the musical “The Boy from Oz.”
The Post said “A Steady Rain” would be produced by Barbara Broccoli, whose father was Albert “Cubby” Broccoli, who began the enormously lucrative James Bond film franchise.
In a video posted in January on YouTube, Huff talked about casting “A Steady Rain” with famous actors. The playwright told Chicago-based writer Mark Bazer: “I think it would be kind of cool to see Daniel Craig do it. My wife would be happy.”