Hugh Jackman returns to his musical roots in a holiday biopic that tells the story of American showman P.T. Barnum. Sacked from a conventional job, Jackman’s family man Barnum devises a new idea for making a living. Along with a company of extraordinary individuals he recruits from all walks of life, Barnum creates a showcase of talent that eventually becomes the traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Highlighting the notion that what makes every person and their story different is what makes them all unique and special, Barnum becomes one of the first pioneers of the concept and universal appeal of “showbusiness.”
Australian filmmaker Michael Gracey directs THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, which evolved into a musical as it made its way from development to finished feature film. Award-winning LA LA LAND songwriters Benji Pasek and Justin Paul provide the song score, including the trailer’s moving tune “This Is Me,” sung by Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman ensemble. Rounding out the cast are Michelle Williams as Barnum’s loving wife Charity Barnum, Zac Efron as Phillip Carlyle and Zendaya as acrobat Anna Wheeler.