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The Greatest Showman trailer: Can Hugh Jackman’s new movie match the success of La La Land?

Hugh Jackman is all set to take his fans for a musical ride in his upcoming movie The Greatest Showman. The first trailer of the movie was unveiled on Wednesday.

hollywood Updated: Jun 29, 2017 15:16 IST
The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman, is scheduled for a Christmas release.
The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman, is scheduled for a Christmas release.

Hugh Jackman is all set to take his fans for a musical ride in his upcoming movie The Greatest Showman. The first trailer of the movie was unveiled on Wednesday.

The trailer opens with Hugh Jackman (PT Barnum) getting relieved from his job as the company he is working with has been declared bankrupt.

After getting let go from his desk job, Barnum is determined to make it on his own by creating the best show on earth.

As the trailer moves forward, Zac Efron and Zendaya are seen playing performers in the circus, with the 20-year-old actor doing acrobatic stunts in a pink wig.

He gathers a team of performers including a bearded lady, trapeze artists and a dance troupe to create the travelling circus.

Efron’s character, Phillip, appears to have reservations about his new gig, saying, “I can’t just run off and join the circus.”

“Why not? You clearly have a flair for show business,” Barnum says.

“For show business? I’ve never heard of it,” Phillip replies.

“That’s because I just invented it,” Barnum says with a smile.

The original musical about the birth of show business, directed by Michael Gracey with a script by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon, also stars Michelle Williams and Rebecca Ferguson.

The film comes the same year that the Barnum and Bailey Circus shut down its production after 146 years.

The flick is set to hit theatres on Christmas Day.

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