Hugh Jackman launches the birth of show business in The Greatest Showman trailer

After finally bringing the curtain down on his portrayal of Wolverine in the recent superhero blockbuster Logan, Hugh Jackman is stepping back into the musical genre for his next big-screen outing.

The X-Men and Les Miserables star tackles the magic of the circus in his new film The Greatest Showman which features music from the songwriters of this year’s multi-Oscar winning musical La La Land.

A new official trailer has premiered online and can be seen below.

Helmed by rookie director Michael Gracey, the film sees Jackman play P.T Barnum, the real-life visionary who helped create the world of show-business with the help of various people including his business partner, his talented performers and his loving family.

No stranger to big-screen musicals, Zac Efron (High School Musical trilogy, Baywatch) co-stars as Barnum’s business partner with additional acting support coming from Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn, Manchester by the Sea), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, The Girl on the Train), Paul Sparks (Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards) and singer-turned-actress Zendaya (Shake it Up! Spider-Man: Homecoming).

The Greatest Showman will be released in the UK on Boxing Day.

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