When Real Steel star Hugh Jackman visited MTV News recently, he somehow got around to recalling how he met Robert Pattinson on a plane to Japan in 2009. Hugh was with director Baz Luhrmann, promoting Australia at the time. The Aussies decided to invite RPattz to their karaoke party later that night — and by party, we mean eight men in a karaoke bar room with a box full of women’s costumes.
Well, we’re not going to even begin to imagine the kind of fanfic that image has spawned. Instead, let’s imagine a Baz-directed flick starring these two vocally gifted pals, in the vein of previous Luhrmann films based on great myths and stories (Romeo+Juliet, Moulin Rouge …).
» An adaptation of Shakespeare’s Two Gentleman of Verona. I don’t remember this one, but check out this description on Amazon: “A comedy built around the confusions of doubling, cross-dressing, and identity, it is also a play about the ideal of male friendship and what happens to those friendships when men fall in love.” Romantic comedy, guys! And maybe they can remake that karaoke scene.
» A remake of Some Like It Hot. More amazing, not at all sexually confusing cross-dressing opportunities. But who will take the Marilyn Monroe spot?
» A modern take on the story of Icarus — you know the Greek myth about the rebellious kid who put on a pair of wax wings his father made and flew too close to the sun. Big metaphors of fame here, people. Is Hugh old enough to play Rob’s dad?