The Greatest Showman Movie

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2017 | PG | Comedy Drama

Showman P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) creates the Barnum & Bailey circus in 1881.

U.S. Release Date

The Greatest Showman release date was Wednesday, December 20, 2017. This was a Nationwide in theaters release.

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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Directed by

Michael Gracey

Screenwriter

Jenny Bicks
Bill Condon
Michael Arndt

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Rating MPAA

PG for thematic elements including a brawl

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Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
verbatim plot from foxmovies.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Pic will have a contemporary musical score, and the studio is in talks with British singer-songwriter Mika to write music and lyrics. The Lind role is being scripted for Anne Hathaway, who teamed with Jackman in his opening Oscars number.
  • Director Michael Gracey said the film would be a "return to the classic film musical." He likened it to West Side Story, Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music (Hollywood Reporter, 6/21/2016).
  • The project has been in development since 2009 (first posted on Movie Insider, 07/21/09)

Also Known As

  • Untitled P.T. Barnum Project

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