Thanks to reader Peter for the heads up — looks like a collaboration is in the works. No word yet on whether it’s really going down:
It looks like the Academy Awards will provide a reunion for Tony-winning actor Hugh Jackman (The Boy From Oz) and Oscar-nominated director Baz Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge”).
Fox News reports that Jackman has asked Luhrmann (and Luhrmann’s wife Catherine Martin), who directed Jackman in the recent film “Australia,” to stage his opening number for the upcoming Oscar telecast. As previously reported, Jackman will be the host of the 81st Academy Awards.