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Jackman and Craig to share stage

10 July 09 07:45 GMT

Actors Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman are to star together on Broadway in a play about two Chicago policeman, it has been announced.

The Wolverine star and James Bond actor will appear in A Steady Rain, which recounts the story of a few days that changed the policemens' lives.

Jackman, 40, has appeared on the New York stage before, but Craig, 41, will be making his Broadway debut.

Previews begin on 10 September at the Schoenfeld Theatre.

'Sexy men'

Jackman won a Tony for his role in the Broadway musical The Boy From Oz in 2004. Craig has previously appeared on stage in London.

Scott Mallalieu, president of Broadway ticket agency Group Sales Box Office, told Bloomberg he expected the play to sell out very quickly.

"These are two very sexy men - and male theatregoers will be attracted by the fact that it's a drama about two cops," he said.

The pair are the latest Hollywood stars to hit the New York stage this year. Others have included Oscar winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon, comic actor Will Ferrell and Sopranos star James Gandolfini.

A Steady Rain, by Chicago playwright Keith Huff, was first produced off-Broadway in 2006.

The show is expected to open on 29 September and run for 12 weeks.

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