With the awards race still open, 20th Century Fox is taking an obvious shot at it with the P.T. Barnum biopic “The Greatest Showman” even as the buzz just doesn’t seem to be there as yet.
Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson co-star in the original musical which celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Michael Gracey helms the film which boasts songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”), along with a script by Michael Arndt (“Toy Story 3”), Bill Condon (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Jenny Bicks (“Rio 2”).
“The Greatest Showman” opens in cinemas on December 20th.