Big budget original musicals are a rare thing in Hollywood (yes, we had La La Land, but that cost a relatively small – by Hollywood standards – $30 million), which makes The Greatest Showman something a little bit special. The first pictures from the movie, which stars High Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and Michelle Williams, have now arrived, and you can take a look at them below.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘“The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. It’s is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benji Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”) and starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman. Jackman is joined by Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson.’
The fact Pasek and Paul are on board is certainly a good thing, as their tunes were so vita to the success of La La Land. Take a loot at the first pics of The Greatest Showman below. The movie will be in UK cinemas January 2018. [Read more…]