Hugh Jackman Brings Barnum to Life Onscreen in ‘The Greatest Showman’ Trailer

Chris Tilly

The first trailer for The Greatest Showman has been released online and can be viewed above. The film – which stars Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson – is a period-piece which tells the story of legendary circus man P.T. Barnum.

Barnum was a businessman, politician, author and showman who founded the legendary Barnum and Bailey Circus.

This film about his life is also a musical, with songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who were responsible for the La La Land soundtrack.

The Greatest Showman hits U.S. screens on December 25 – just in time for the Oscars – while it will be released in the U.K. on January 1, with the synopsis as follows…

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.

Chris Tilly
FANDOM Managing Editor in the UK. At this point my life is a combination of 1980s horror movies, Crystal Palace football matches, and episodes of I'm Alan Partridge. The first series. When he was in the travel tavern. Not the one after.
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