“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” scene stealer Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to join the P.T. Barnum biopic “The Greatest Showman on Earth” at 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.
Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Zendaya star in what’s being dubbed the first original studio musical in over two decades. Ferguson will be playing opera singer Jenny Lindhe – the ‘Swedish Nightingale’.
Michael Arndt penned the screenplay for this musical take on the life of P.T. Barnum, specifically focusing on the creation of his three-ring circus and his infatuation with Lind. Jackman and Laurence Mark will produce.