First Trailer For The Greatest Showman

Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman

by James White |
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Years in the making, The Greatest Showman, a new musical loosely based on the life of PT Barnum and his early days putting together his shows and circuses has finally reached the trailer stage. See Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and more in the first proper look at the movie.

The film charts Barnum's life from a poor upbringing to his first proper circus in New York in the 1800s, a time when such shows were frowned upon as morally dubious.

Williams plays his wife Charity, with Efron as his business partner who initially isn't sure about the whole shebang. Rebecca Ferguson, meanwhile, is Swedish Opera singer Jenny Lind, and Zendaya plays a trapeze artist who catches Efron's eye.

Michael Gracey is in the director's chair for the film, and while the trailer has a few of those expected moments (Barnum getting some inspiration, rallying his performers with some encouraging words, etc.), we've yet to see it really unleash its big musical number side.

The Greatest Showman will be out on 1 January next year.

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