It’s Showtime! Hugh
The Greatest Showman sees Australian Michael Gracey, who is be best known for his visual effects on the Heath Ledger led Ned Kelly, debut at the helm of this musical biopic which is inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum.
For his first feature Gracey hasn’t held back on the talent that don’s the picture, not only has he managed to bag Jackman but also Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson to create a colourful, weird and wonderful spectacle.
“It’s everything you ever wanted, it’s everything you ever needed and it’s right here in front of you”…
The trailer sees Jackman’s Barnum rise from nothing with his family at his side, which includes Williams to gather the most unique set of people to deliver the biggest and most unique show to the world. Giving birth to the term show business as he gives a pep talk to the less than confident Zac Efron all set to a cheery, if not a little annoying soundtrack.
The Greatest Showman is released on January 1st 2018
The Greatest Showman Official Synopsis
“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.