Hugh Jackman Creates Show Business in the First Trailer for ‘The Greatest Showman’

Thanks to 20th Century Fox, we now have our first trailer for The Greatest Showman. In his directorial debut, Michael Gracey is at the helm of the film that’s inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, played by Hugh Jackman.This musical follows Barnum as he launches himself from poverty to popularity, becoming the true creator of show business with his famous circus act that became a worldwide sensation. Zac Efron stars as Barnum’s business partner, Michelle Williams as Barnum’s wife Charity, and Zendaya as the trapeze artist that falls in love with Efron’s character. 

This is quite a mesmerizing trailer. Just as you may not be, I’m not a fan of musicals, but this trailer does a fascinating job and focusing on other aspects of the story. It will break out into song and dance, but it’s the wonders of Barnum’s life that will attract audiences. I also enjoy the way the film looks, as director Michael Gracey has given the film a vibrant look that fits with the source material. As for the cast, it’s phenomenal. We know Jackman can hold his own in a musical (Les Miserables), Michelle Williams can do no wrong in mind, Zac Efron has a singing background with his days with Disney and Zendaya is well, Zendaya. All-in-all, The Greatest Showman could be the perfect family holiday film.

Check out the first trailer below and after you do, let me know what you think in the comments. Do you like musicals? Did the trailer interest you at all? Is it something you’d like to see with your family? Gracey’s The Greatest Showman opens on December 25th, 2017 and stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, and Rebecca Ferguson.

“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.

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