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Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig set to steam up Broadway

May 28, 2009, 13:40 GMT

Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig set to steam up Broadway

04/28/2009 - Hugh Jackman - The \'Quantum of Solace\' actor and \'X-Men\' star - who won a prestigious Tony theatre award for his appearance in \'The Boy From Oz\' - will play Chicago police officers in \'A Steady Rain\'. Glenn Harris / PR Photos

Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman are to star in a Broadway show together.

The 'Quantum of Solace' actor and 'X-Men' star - who won a prestigious Tony theatre award for his appearance in 'The Boy From Oz' - will play Chicago police officers in 'A Steady Rain'.

The production - which won several awards when it was staged in Chicago two years ago - sees the two men called to a domestic dispute, which results in the accidental death of a young boy and subsequently puts their close friendship through a tough test.

Daniel will be making his Broadway debut in the play - which is being made by his James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli - when it arrives in the New York theatre district this autumn.

Meanwhile, Hugh - who has two children, Ava, three, and eight-year-old Oscar with wife Deborra-Lee Furness - has revealed boxing is his favourite way to work out.

The 40-year-old Australian hunk claims the combat sport has had unexpected benefits for his career.

He joked: "I want to work it. I love it - it's good for the eye. For my job, it helps. When other actors aren't doing what you want them to, you can punch them out!"

The actor has even threatened to try out his skills on 'Unbound Captives' co-star Robert Pattinson, if the young actor fails to see the funny side of their respective heartthrob statuses.

Hugh - who was voted People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2008 - added: "He'll laugh it all off. And if he doesn't I'll slap him around a little bit."



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