London, Nov 27 : Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman is set to essay the role of famous magician and escapologist Harry Houdini in a Broadway musical, according to reports.
The ' Uncle Jonny' actor is already said to have been practicing magic tricks in a bid to land up the role of the legendary illusionist, according to Fox news.
Acclaimed composer Danny Elfman will be writing the music for the big budget Broadway musical, reports the Daily Express.
Designer David Rockwell is set to create the sets and co-produce the show, alongside Scott Sanders, who brought The Color Purple to the New York stage, say sources.
Jackman is also expected to confirm his involvement in the production of the musical; the musical based on Houdini is due to debut on Broadway in 2010.