Michelle Williams in in talks to join Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron in the P.T Barnum musical biopic “The Greatest Showman” at 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.
The story follows the founder of what became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Barnum not only invented the three-ring circus, but effectively show business itself.
A passion project for Jackman since 2009, the film is being dubbed the first original studio musical in over two decades. It also boasts a script by Oscar winner Michael Arndt while Laurence Mark and Jackman are producing and Michael Gracey is set to direct.