What ironic timing.
In the year that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus ended its historic 146-year run of being The Greatest Show on Earth, Hollywood will release an original musical about how it all began. Yes, that’s right, an original musical, produced by a Hollywood studio, no less, and not from a previous Broadway spectacle or made by some indie director with a passion project.
Granted, you won’t glean from this debut trailer for The Greatest Showman that it actually is a musical; in fact, you won’t see anyone singing. But the song that fuels this first look is just one from the entire pop-styled soundtrack, with songs written by Oscar-winning lyricists for La La Land (who also recently won Tonys for Best Musical champ Dear Evan Hansen).
Starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, Michelle Williams as his wife, Zac Efron as Barnum’s business partner, and Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as a trapeze artist, The Greatest Showman opens this Christmas, December 25, 2017.
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