Hugh Jackman is a talented actor who can jump from drama, to action, to a musical or comedy with confidence and ease. He’s done it all, and for his upcoming project he’s going to once again tap into his comedic side. According to Variety, Jackman has just signed on to star in the film, Avon Man. The title refers to the long running cosmetics company that is typically marketed to the female consumer. The film stems from a pitch by Kevin Bisch, who was the writer behind the successful Will Smith comedy, Hitch.
Not only will Jackman star in Avon Man, but he will also co-produce it along with his Seeds Production banner. The film centers on a group of men who are laid off from their jobs at a local car dealership. In an attempt to generate some type of income one of them reluctantly decides to become an Avon salesman. Initially he’s uncomfortable with the position but he soon begins to flourish in the field by using his charm and good looks to become one of the companies top sellers. The film is quoted as having a “Full Monty” vibe to it, when the man convinces some of his small town buddies to join a regional contest in order to support his struggling family.
Avon Man will be produced by 20th Century Fox, and the script will be written by Bisch. The pitch was acquired for a healthy six-figures, which was brokered by WME. I’ve seen Jackman do comedy so I’m not surprised that he would take on a role such as this. He’s a likable guy who appeals to both the male and female audience, so this film could possibly become a commercial success. Let’s see what happens with the developing screenplay, shall we?
What do you think about Hugh Jackman playing a Avon Man?