20th Century Fox has released the first images from The Greatest Showman, the upcoming musical based on the life of P.T. Barnum. The film stars Hugh Jackman as Barnum alongside Zac Effron who plays Barnum’s business partner. The film also stars Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Michelle Williams as Barnum’s wife.
The film was initially set to be a biopic but thanks to director Michael Gracey, was changed to a musical. “I said, ‘If you’re going to call it The Greatest Showman, you should play to your strengths and we should make it a musical,’” the director told EW. “That ridiculous remark cost me seven years of my life.”
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It will be interesting to see Hugh Jackman go back to another musical after his phenomenal performance in Logan. Obviously, the actor is an amazing performer and singer so it’s exciting to see that his next project is another musical. Hopefully, we’ll see a trailer for The Greatest Showman soon so we can get a better idea of what the film is about.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly