20th Century Fox just released the second full trailer for the musical, The Greatest Showman, featuring Hugh Jackman in the title role. The studio also recently unveiled two colorful new posters from the film featuring Hugh Jackman (Eddie the Eagle, the X-Men film franchise) as P.T Barnum, Zac Efron (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, the High School Musical films) as Phillip Carlyle, and Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming, K.C. Undercover) as Anne Wheeler.
The cast also includes Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea), Rebecca Ferguson (The Girl on the Train), Paul Sparks (House of Cards), Keala Settle (Ricki and the Flash), and Gayle Rankin (The Meyerowitz Stories). First-time feature film director Michael Gracey directed from a screenplay by Jenny Bicks (The Big C) and Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Chicago). Laurence Mark, Peter Chernin, and Jenno Topping served as producers.
Director Michael Gracey’s background is in visual effects. Gracey was the visual effects supervisor on 2005’s The Magician and 2003’s Ned Kelly. He served as the digital compositor on Double Vision and Cubbyhouse, and as a visual effects artist on 1998’s The Genie from Down Under 2.
The Oscar-winning team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) wrote the film’s original songs. The movie’s soundtrack will feature songs performed by Hugh Jackman Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Austyn Johnson, Cameron Seely, Keala Settle, Loren Allred, and Daniel Everidge. The soundtrack will be released in stores on December 8, 2017.
Fox is planning a holiday release for the musical event, launching The Greatest Showman into theaters on December 20, 2017.
The Greatest Showman Plot: Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, 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.