The first trailer was released yesterday for The Greatest Showman, an upcoming musical due out this December.
This is Gracey’s feature debut. The Australian filmmaker has previously served as a producer and creative designer for Will Young Live in London and worked on the visual effects for quite a few projects. For a feature debut, this appears to be quite the spectacle.
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. The Greatest Showman is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benj 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.
20th Century Fox will open The Greatest Showman on December 25, 2017.