Prominent American filmmaker and producer Lee Daniels has recently revealed about how he almost had the chance to direct a Wolverine film. He was approached by non-other than the leading actor Hugh Jackman himself.
Jackman had been impressed by Daniels’ previous work in films including Precious and The Butler. However, the studio bosses were not quite agreed on the idea.
In an interview with Collider, Daniels recalled, “He sent me into the studio to Fox… And I had never done a studio film before and it was a disaster.”
He jokingly said that “he pitched my way right out of the room. I pulled over to the Kentucky Fried Chicken afterward and ate a whole six-pack of wings. It was the worst meeting of my life. I don’t know how he gets Wolverine from Precious, but I love him and he’s a friend to this day.”
The 2013 Wolverine was directed by James Mangold. Meanwhile, Daniels most recently directed film was The United States vs. Billie Holiday.