Hugh Jackman in Magnificent Full Trailer for 'The Greatest Showman'
Nov 14 2017 by Francis Osborne
Aside from the fact that the movie is a musical, I think there's a lot of historical goodies to be found when exploring the story of P.T. Barnum-a relentless showman who, according to the movie, was the one who came up with the term "show-business". The screenplay is co-written by Jenny Bicks and Oscar victor Bill Condon, and the supporting cast is rounded out by Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams. Oh yeah. But in addition to having a pretty catchy song, it also looks to have the emotional subtlety of a sledgehammer, and while that doesn't always work in film, in the context of a musical, it's something I personally tend to give more leeway.
Hugh Jackman is coming home with Hollywood star Zac Efron in tow for the Australian premiere of upcoming movie, The Greatest Showman. Michelle Williams, meanwhile, co-stars as Barnum's wife, Charity.
P.T. Barnum's life story is getting a fictional adaptation with The Greatest Showman, an original musical film about the man behind the modern circus. Towards the end of 2017, Jackman is back stronger than ever with his latest offering The Greatest Showman. Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon, on the other hand, are the brains behind the screenplay, and it'll be interesting to watch how audiences react to an old-timey musical. The songs are brought to us by La La Land's Academy Award winning composing team, made up of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.