Hugh Jackman Movie Musical "Greatest Showman on Earth" Sets Christmas Premiere

News   Hugh Jackman Movie Musical "Greatest Showman on Earth" Sets Christmas Premiere
 
The upcoming live-action 20th Century Fox film musical "The Greatest Showman on Earth," starring Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, will arrive in theatres Christmas Day 2016, according to Deadline.com.

Michael Gracey is directing the film that will feature songs by Tony Award-nominated Christmas Story writers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul as well as song contributions by Bonnie McKee, Brian Lapin and "Scissor Sisters" front man Jake Shears.

The film will focus on Barnum's rise to fame and his relationship with opera singer Jenny Lind. Jackman and John Palermo are producing with Laurence Mark.

Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls," Side Show) was previously brought on board to rewrite the original screenplay for the project that was penned by Jenny Bicks ("Sex and the City").

Jackman currently stars in the hit Broadway engagement of The River.

Filming for "The Greatest Showman on Earth" is expected to begin this summer in New York City.

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