Hugh Jackman Invents Show Business in the First Trailer for The Greatest Showman

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Have you ever wondered how the circus was put together?  20th Century Fox is looking to answer that question with an adaptation of P.T. Barnum‘s life in The Greatest Showman.  Hugh Jackman plays the enigmatic ringleader with an ensemble of well-known actors taking the reigns as circus performers.  This is the first trailer for The Greatest Showman.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle WilliamsRebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Original songs made by the Academy Award® Winning lyricists of La La Land, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul.

While the trailer looks fun, it is ironic that this movie will come out just a few months after the real-life Barnum and Bailey Circus said its final farewell and closed its doors for good.  It’s unlikely that this movie will spark some sort of re-opening but it’s an interesting period piece for Jackman, Efron, and Zendaya to show their range and tell a compelling story.

The Greatest Showman releases on Christmas Day, December 25, 2017!