Get ready to meet your new favourite musical.
The trailer for “The Greatest Showman” was released Tuesday and it looks like a showstopping good time. The movie is inspired by the life and work of real-life showman P.T. Barnum, who came from nothing to create Ringling Bros. and the Barnum & Bailey Circus.
In the film, Hugh Jackman stars as Barnum. Joining him are Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Rebecca Ferguson. The film is directed by Michael Gracey and was written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon.
Contributing the original music featured in the movie is Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who worked on the music for 2016’s Oscar-winning “La La Land” and the Tony Award-winning “Dear Evan Hansen”.
The trailer is a montage of dance, high-flying circus acts, and Barnum’s marvelous crew of characters. “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else,” Jackman says in the trailer.
“The Greatest Showman” is set for release on Christmas Day 2017.