New role for Hugh Jackman: Film adaptation of the successful novel “Glennkill”

Marvel star Hugh Jackman (“Deadpool & Wolverine”, 55) has landed a new film project. The Australian actor plays the lead role in the adaptation of the successful German novel “Glennkill” by Leonie Swann, 49. This is reported by the US industry magazine “Deadline”. Alongside Jackman, two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson, 65, will be in front of the camera for “Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Movie”, the title of the film.

This is what “Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Movie” is about

Swann’s novel tells the story of the shepherd George Hardy (Jackman), who loves his sheep and breeds them solely for their wool. Every evening, Hardy reads a crime story to his sheep, pretending that the animals can understand the book. However, the shepherd has no idea that the sheep are actually able to follow the plot of the crime story. They then argue for hours about who the culprit is. When Hardy himself dies under suspicious circumstances, his sheep decide to solve the murder case.

In 2006, author Swann received the prestigious Friedrich Glauser Prize for her first novel “Glennkill,” which remained at the top of the bestseller list for several months. In the now announced film, which is being produced by Amazon’s MGM Studios, Jackman and Thompson will also star “Game of Thrones” star Conleth Hill, 59, Nicholas Braun, 36, known from “Succession,” and Hong Chau, 44, who was nominated for an Oscar for the poignant drama “The Whale.”

The screenplay was written by “Chernobyl” and “The Last of Us” series creator Craig Mazin, 53. The film is directed by Kyle Balda, 53, a veteran of animation films who previously directed “Minions” and “Despicable Me 3”. “Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Movie” is scheduled to be released in cinemas on February 20, 2026.

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