Hugh Jackman is singing and dancing up a storm in his new life-affirming musical The Greatest Showman. The newest trailer presents plenty of wild and stunning moments and we’re counting down our top 5 below:
5. Song and Dance
There’s no business like show business, and director Michael Gracey brings a vibrant flair to his directorial debut. Employing the talents of Tony award-winning lyricist’s Pasek and Paul, The Greatest Showman will be packed to the brim with enthusiastic and colourful song and dance numbers allowing Hugh Jackman to unleash his wonderous voice to the world once more.
4. Soaring High
If you want to run away to circus then you’ve come to the right place with The Greatest Showman, and taking to the big top is bright young thing Zendaya who is sure to stun the crowd as talented trapeze artist Anne Wheeler. And did we mention that she’ll steal the heart of Zac Efron’s apprentice showman Phillip Carlyle. Yep.
3. “Everyone is unique and nobody is like anyone else.”
Phineas Taylor Barnum’s words ring true as audiences are introduced to the wondrous world of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. With everything from a bearded lady to sword swallowers and an Irish giant, as well the adorable Tom Thumb, The Greatest Showman strikes a cord for diversity and imagination in its latest trailer.
2. A Timeless Love Story
But behind the spectacle and magic of the circus floor lies a compelling love story shared between Jackman’s Barnum and his doting wife Charity (Michelle Williams). As the backbone to this eclectic dreamer, Charity is the one person who believes in Phineas enough to help him guide his ship in a brave and bold new direction. The chemistry that is shared between Jackman and Williams looks stunning and you can be sure that sparks will fly.
1. The Ringmaster
But out in front beneath the spotlight, it’s Hugh Jackman who steals the show. Well known to steal our hearts and our minds with his gripping performances Jackman appears to have given everything of himself to this lavish production, and it’s fantastic to see his long-time dream project finally make it to the big screen. If you want a sprinkling of wonder, then you’ve come to the right place.
The Greatest Showman will be released on December 26 in New Zealand and Australia.