Hugh Jackman Wanted Lee Daniels To Direct A ‘Wolverine’ Movie

Lee Daniels is revealing how he almost took the reins on a “Wolverine” film.

The moviemaker was approached about directing the action flick by Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman.

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Although Jackman had been impressed by Daniels’ work on “Precious”, studio bosses weren’t quite as eager on the idea.

“He sent me into the studio to Fox… And I had never done a studio film before and it was a disaster,” recalled Daniels in an interview with Collider.

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Joking that he “pitched my way right out of the room,” Daniels continued, “I pulled over to the Kentucky Fried Chicken afterward and ate a whole six-pack of wings. It was the worst meeting of my life. I don’t know how he gets ‘Wolverine’ from ‘Precious’, but I love him and he’s a friend to this day.”

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Daniels most recently directed “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”.

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