Jackman is set to play the Jewish man of God

By Alexandra Zaslow
Updated April 01, 2015 12:20 PM
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Hugh Jackman is set to star in Apostle Paul, where he will be playing the early Christian missionary also known as Saul of Tarsus.

The 46-year-old actor will also be producing the Warner Bros. film, along with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck through their production company Pearl Street Films, according to Deadline.

The movie, which is currently in development, follows Paul as he grows up to become one of the most important messengers of Jesus.

Jackman, who is a student of transcendental meditation and attended the School of Practical Philosophy, an international school that teaches both Eastern and Western philosophical principles, was actually raised by a born-again Christian father, according to Parade.

“He takes his religion very seriously and would prefer I go to church,” Jackman told Parade of his father. “We’ve had discussions about our separate beliefs. I just find the evangelical church too, well, restrictive.”

This isn’t the only project Jackman may have lined up. He hinted on Instagram Saturday that he is reprising his Wolverine character for the last time after more than 15 years in the role.

The last of the Wolverine films is reportedly set to hit theaters March 2017.