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Wolverine is headed for the deep South.

In an interview with USA Today in advance of Sunday night's Academy Awards, 'Precious' director-producer Lee Daniels confirmed that Hugh Jackman will star in his next project, 'Selma,' which reflects upon the 1960s struggle for civil rights through the lens of the three legendary Alabama marches, from Selma to Montgomery, in 1965.

"I had to do a lot of homework on the script, and I spent a lot of time writing," Daniels said. "I feel like I'm caught up a little bit with that." Then he added, "I have to really start casting the movie because we're shooting it soon. The only person I've nailed in for sure is Hugh Jackman. It's all over the place." Wolverine is headed for the deep South.

In an interview with USA Today in advance of Sunday night's Academy Awards, 'Precious' director-producer Lee Daniels confirmed that Hugh Jackman will star in his next project, 'Selma,' which reflects upon the 1960s struggle for civil rights through the lens of the three legendary Alabama marches, from Selma to Montgomery, in 1965.

"I had to do a lot of homework on the script, and I spent a lot of time writing," Daniels said. "I feel like I'm caught up a little bit with that." Then he added, "I have to really start casting the movie because we're shooting it soon. The only person I've nailed in for sure is Hugh Jackman. It's all over the place."

'Selma,' which does not have a director confirmed, will focus on several key players, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is as yet unknown which character Hugh Jackman will play, though Cinematical does speculate on the possibilities.

'Selma' is scheduled to begin shooting this May, which means Jackman will be squeezing yet another project into an already packed year. Having recently finished work on 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan' in China, next month he'll shoot 'Avon Man,' then 'Real Steel' this summer and 'Wolverine 2' in January 2011.