Now that Hugh Jackman has said farewell to Wolverine and the mutant’s signature mutton chops, he’s got his singing chops back in order with a brand new, original musical.
The Greatest Showman is a new film from first-time director Michael Gracey which sees Hugh Jackman playing P.T. Barnum, the man who created the famous Barnum & Bailey Circus. The first trailer features Barnum crediting himself with creating show business, and now we get even more of a taste for how he does that with the first two full track’s off the musical’s soundtrack debut. One features Hugh Jackman singing and even kinda rapping while the other has Keala Settle singing more of a gospel-style ballad. Listen to both sounds from The Greatest Showman soundtrack below. Read More »
Hugh Jackman is following up his gritty, emotional turn in Logan with a return to his musical roots in The Greatest Showman.
The original musical offers a candy-colored portrait of the birth of show business and the rise of P.T. Barnum, the founder of the famous Barnum and Bailey Circus, as the titular “World’s Greatest Showman.”
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Hugh Jackman showed the world he was a true song and dance man when he hosted the Oscars back in 2009, and not long after that performance, 20th Century Fox gave the greenlight to the actor’s passion project: a biopic called The Greatest Showman about famous huckster and circus magnate P.T. Barnum. Commercial director Michael Gracey was hired to direct, but he had one suggestion for the project, which was originally pitched as a straightforward biopic: “I said, ‘If you’re going to call it The Greatest Showman, you should play to your strengths and we should make it a musical.’ That ridiculous remark cost me seven years of my life.”
It’s safe to say Jackman has been a little busy during that time, but the movie is finally set to come out later this year, and EW has given us our first look at it with a batch of new images. Check out the first The Greatest Showman photos below.
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Our own Peter Sciretta has spent the past week in Las Vegas for CinemaCon 2017, where he has been reporting on trailers, clips, and even full screenings shared by Hollywood’s biggest studios. Today, he attended 20th Century Fox’s presentation, where he saw footage from War For the Planet of the Apes, Alien: Covenant, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Murder on the Orient Express, Red Sparrow, The Greatest Showman, and more. His thoughts, in video and written form, can be found below.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Greatest Showman is collecting a pretty great cast. Hugh Jackman has been set to lead the P.T. Barnum musical biopic for several years already, and in recent months the project has really started to pick up steam with Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, and Zendaya all coming aboard as well. Now the latest addition is Rebecca Ferguson, the Swedish actress who stole scenes last year in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Read More »