Hugh Jackman is The Greatest Showman in the movie’s first trailer
Hugh Jackman was already wonderful in 2012’s Les Misérables. The Aussie actor earned his first Academy Award nomination for playing the role of Jean Valjean, but at the end of this year the actor is returning to musicals with his latest project. The Greatest Showman.
In Michael Gracey’s directorial debut, Hugh is playing P. T. Barnum. The founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Keala Settle, Zendaya make the female part of the cast, while Zac Efron, Paul Sparks and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are part of the male cast.
Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon were in charge of the script of The Greatest Showman.
Official synopsis for The Greatest Showman:
“The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. “The Greatest Showman” is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”) and starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman. Jackman is joined by Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson.
The Greatest Showman opens 25 December (just for Awards season), and this is the first trailer.