Hugh Jackman: Avon Lady?

When you think of Hugh Jackman, you think tough, handsome, and rugged – the kind of guy you'd expect to play Wolverine in the X-Men films or an Australian cowboy in the film Australia. One role you probably never expected to see Hugh Jackman in is as an Avon salesman, which is a job that's usually held by women because, well, they're selling make-up and most men don't wear make-up. (Not that there's anything wrong with wearing make-up if you're a guy … but, um, okay, I'll just shut up now.)

Variety tells us that 20th Century Fox has acquired a comedy pitch from Kevin Bisch (Hitch) called Avon Man as a potential starring vehicle for Hugh Jackman. The film, which sort of sounds like America's version of The Full Monty, tells of a group of laid off men from a car dealership who venture into the Avon world in order to help their financially strapped families. Jackman would play the leader of the group; the guy who convinces everyone else to join in an attempt to win a regional contest.

Sounds like a fairly harmless comedy, and we all love watching a group of strong men getting in touch with their female sides for a change. What do you think of the idea, and who should join Jackman in the cast?

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