“Hugh Jackman steps into the shoes of P.T. Barnum, the man who practically invented show business, in The Greatest Showman.
“Barnum is, of course, responsible for the Big Top (Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus); he was someone with a notion to celebrate individuality and creativity, by including people ostracised by society (like The Elephant Man) in his show.
“In this musical feature, Jackman gets to showcase more than his acting chops – there are 10 original numbers from Oscar-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land).
“In an interview transcript provided by 20th Century Fox, the 49-year-old Australian is positive the film’s theme of acceptance and diversity will resonate with the audiences.”
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