Work Begins On “The Greatest Showman 2”

Australian actor Hugh Jackman recently did some press for his first world tour titled “The Man, The Music, The Show”. Jackman will be accompanied by an orchestra and special guests during the global arena tour, in which he will perform songs from “The Greatest Showman,” “Les Miserables,” “The Boy from Oz” and other moments from his Broadway career.

The tour follows in the wake of the Michael Gracey-directed and Jackman-led P.T. Barnum musical biopic “The Greatest Showman” which detailed the creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions.

Critics slammed the film for its historical inaccuracies, but audiences flocked to it – the movie grossing $435 million off an $84 million budget, the third-highest grossing musical in history, and the Grammy-winning soundtrack was the highest selling physical album of 2018.

Speaking with The Sun recently, the film’s director Gracey says work has begun on a follow-up: “When a movie becomes as big a success as this, it’s only natural there is demand for a sequel. So those discussions have started and we are working on one right now.”

It is unknown which cast will return or what the story might consist of. Jackman’s tour kicks off in Glasgow in May, heads through Europe and North America in their Summer and arrives in Australia in August.

Source: The Guardian