Reports out of Australia - where the spin-off film X-Men Origins: Wolverine will begin shooting next month - claim that a local actor may have been cast in the much-hyped film.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that star Jackman has been auditioning actors from Down Under for roles in the prequel. The paper reads:
"One such opportunity has gone to the former McCleod's Daughters hunk Aaron Jeffrey, who has already gone through one screen test to play Jackman's brother in the film.
Jackman and Jeffrey - similarly tall, dark and handsome - have had regular catch-ups on Bondi, where Jeffrey is regularly spotted with his girlfriend, another actor with considerable success in Hollywood, Peta Wilson."
We'll keep you apprised as casting news for this film continues to break.