Hugh Jackman Vanishes from "Houdini"

Posted Monday December 23, 2013 9:13 PM GMT

Though he's always had a love of the stage, Hugh Jackman recently decided to walk away from a starring role in the upcoming Broadway musical, "Houdini."

In a statement, the "Les Misérables" star explained, "I have greatly enjoyed the collaborative process on ‘Houdini.' Ultimately, though, I wasn’t able to commit to the time this role will require. I have tremendous respect and admiration for the creative team and I wish everyone the best. I know they’re well on their way to making something extraordinary.”

It was most likely a difficult decision for the Aussie actor, as he was first attached to the project five years ago.

Initially scheduled for a debut in 2014, the casting change may put the timeline in doubt. Stay linked to GossipCenter to see if "Houdini" finds a spot on Broadway.

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