Hugh Jackman to
star in new musical for Zadan and Meron

Variety reports that Hugh Jackman will star in a new
Walt Disney Pictures musical for gay producers Craig
Zadan and Neil Meron (Chicago). If You Could
See Me Now
, based on the novel by Cecelia
Ahern, concerns a lonely 6-year-old boy who conjures an
imaginary friend (Jackman) after being abandoned by
his mother. The boy's aunt raises the child and falls
in love with the imaginary friend, whom she can also
see. Disney-owned Hyperion will publish the novel in early
2006; no screenwriter or songwriter has been attached
to the project.