AceShowbiz - A new trailer for star-studded "The Greatest Showman" has been released online by Fox. The trailer for the upcoming circus-musical film shows Hugh Jackman's incredible acting, singing and dancing abilities as P.T. Barnum, the godfather of the modern circus. The trailer includes more about Barnum's struggles to make his dreams come true.
The approximately two-and-a-half minute video shows Barnum's journey that starts with his life as a low-income employee who dreams big about having a better, fulfilling life. One day, he gets an idea to run a circus show and he then recruits a lot of unique talents to join his business. Unexpectedly, his business is thriving and it becomes a worldwide sensation, but the elites dislike Barnum's business and success. As a result, Barnum has to overcome the obstacles that get in his way to realize his dream and become a triumphant showman in his era.
The upcoming holiday film, directed by Michael Gracey, stars Jackman, Michelle Williams as Barnum's wife, Zac Efron as Barnum's business partner, Zendaya Coleman as a performer who falls in love with Efron's character, Rebecca Ferguson (II) and Keala Settle as the "Bearded Woman". After 2012's "Les Miserables", this is another film where Jackman got a chance to show his singing talent. He also had the chance to work again with Williams after their 2008 crime thriller "Deception".
"The Greatest Showman", which is basically a film about the birth of showbiz, also features musical prowess of "La La Land" lyricists, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The famed songwriters should promise this film's success as well as another victory of an original musical film.
This film took seven years in the making and had a major problem during the production. Earlier this year, a fire broke out on set of the film when Jackman and Efron were filming for a scene, in which Jackman's character had to carry Efron's character out of a burning house. The fire apparently got out of hand and Efron said he didn't know the flames were so intense. In an interview with MTV, Efron said, "It started to get late, and some of the pyrotechnics got a little bit too hot," before revealing that he learned of how intense the flames were after watching the scene in question on playback.
"The Greatest Showman" will hit U.S. cinemas on December 20.