He may be a Hollywood superstar but I can’t believe Hugh Jackman wrote his latest celebrity role specifically.
“In my head, I thought, ‘Oh, Brad Pitt rejected that part, right?’,” Jackman joked about his role in the sci-fi thriller Reminiscence.
“I said ‘yes’ before I read the script,” said the Australian actor, along with his co-stars Rebecca Ferguson and Thandivi Newton and film writer and director Lisa Joy at the socially remote Blue Carpet premiere in London on Wednesday night. .
War-damaged and future Miami floods, Reminiscence Stars Jackman Nick Barrister, a hardened veteran, along with his business partner Watts (Newton) provide a service that makes people remember their memories.
The barrister falls in love with a mysterious client named May (Ferguson) who has a violent past. When she suddenly disappears, the barrister sets out to find out who she really is.
Reminiscence is the film debut for Joy, who co-created the HBO series West World with her husband Jonathan Nolan.
The filmmaker said he wrote the script mourning the loss of his grandfather while pregnant with his first child.
“The world is full of beauty and full of some difficult things that we have to embrace, like climate change and rising waters,” she says.
“The film seeks to create a portrait of the future that recognizes the difficulties we face, but also acknowledges the hope we have to live together and create the world we want to live in.”
The reminiscence will be released worldwide from August 18, coming to movie theaters on August 20 in the United States and the UK.