Avon Man will star Jackman (who is also producing) as a salesman who ends up unemployed and down on his luck. Like most people in this economy, he's unable to find a job that suits his talents. Desperate to save his family from financial ruin, he takes a job selling Avon. He realizes his good looks, charm, broad shoulders and ability to sing Broadway tunes makes him a hit with the ladies, and he becomes a top salesman. He then recruits his buddies to help him win a regional sales contest, and they all learn that manhood isn't threatened by the ability to apply a smoky eye and pick the perfect lipstick.
Filming is set to begin in April, allowing Jackman to play light and cute before heading into the ring for DreamWorks' Real Steel. I rag on him for his script choices a lot, but this is a fluffy film that I can't wait to see him in. He's good at comedy. And yes, my dreams do involve him coming to my door with a good undereye concealer, but I never wanted to admit it.