July 27, 2017  

First Look at Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and More in 'Greatest Showman'

May 17, 2017 (8:01 pm) GMT
Zendaya Coleman and Michelle Williams are also glimpsed in the upcoming musical about the iconic showman P.T. Barnum.
First Look at Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and More in 'Greatest Showman'

"" reveals several first images on Entertainment Weekly. They offer glimpses at as the iconic showman P.T. Barnum and as his business partner. There are also pictures of and from the upcoming musical.

The film was originally envisioned as a traditional biopic, but director Michael Gracey had a different idea. "I said, 'If you're going to call it The Greatest Showman, you should play to your strengths and we should make it a musical,' " he said. "That ridiculous remark cost me seven years of my life."

The music is handled by duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the masterminds behind "" songs. "We were clear from the beginning that this wouldn’t feel like a period movie or a historical piece," Jackman revealed. "What would Barnum do now? I have an almost-12-year-old daughter. I wanted [the movie] to be as exciting for her as listening to 's new song."

The movie is coming out nationwide on Christmas Day.

A post shared by Entertainment Weekly (@entertainmentweekly) on







More The Greatest Showman News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Ten Times Chrissy Teigen Trolls Donald Trump on Twitter
  2. Yolanda Hadid Who? David Foster Enjoys Romantic Italy Getaway With Elizabeth Hurley
  3. 'The Star' First Teaser Trailer Tells the Story of Christmas From Different Perspective
  4. Too Fat! Top Doc Says Mariah Carey Risks Heart Disease After Ballooning to 263 Pounds
  5. Girls' Generation's Tae Yeon and Hyoyeon Call Out NCT Stalkers on Instagram Story
  6. Jon Hamm Is a Hologram Husband in Eerie Trailer for Sci-Fi 'Marjorie Prime'
  7. Kendall Jenner Tries to Win Harry Styles Back by Posting Racy Photos on Social Media
  8. One Dead, Seven Injured After Ride Malfunctions at Ohio State Fair