Hugh Jackman To Help Bring THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN To The Big Screen

He is not playing the part-time Indian.

Sherman Alexie’s big YA book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is the kind of novel you see in a lot of middle schools these days (I have totally legit and legal reasons for knowing that). It tells the story of a young Native American who forgoes an education on his reservation to instead attend an all-white school.

If I remember correctly, the book has a Diary of a Wimpy Kid vibe, as many of these books do, with an irreverent comic tone and lots of goofy drawings throughout. And now, also like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, it’s going to be a movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to the book, with Hugh Jackman set to play a supporting role as well as likely provide some behind the scenes duties. Alexie (who also wrote Smoke Signals) will adapt along with The Fault in our Stars’ Temple Hill.

So now you all have to read this. I expect a two-page summary by tomorrow. Yes, you can skip lines. Please put your name at the top if you expect to get any credit.

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