The Greatest Showman Movie

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

Who's Involved:

Hugh Jackman, Bill Condon, Michelle Williams, Michael Arndt, Zac Efron, Michael Gracey, Rebecca Ferguson, Laurence Mark, Jenny Bicks, John Palermo, Zendaya

Release Date:

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making The Greatest Showman

A look at the The Greatest Showman behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Michael Gracey last directed Daughter Of Smoke and Bone and Naruto. The film's writer Jenny Bicks last wrote What a Girl Wants and Left Tern.


Hugh Jackman
Laurence Mark
John Palermo

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Production: What we know about The Greatest Showman

Key Facts

  1. The project has been in development since 2009 (first posted on Movie Insider, 07/21/09)
  2. 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).
  3. 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.

Filming Timeline

On or about October 28, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about March 30, 2017, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about September 6, 2016, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production is set to begin in the fall.

On or about June 15, 2016, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about January 7, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Looking to shoot summer 2015.

On or about October 26, 2013, the film was in Development status.

Bill Condon has signed on to rewrite 20th Century Fox's contemporary musical. Michael Gracey is attached to direct. Hugh Jackman is attached to star. Last announced in August 2009.

On or about July 21, 2009, the film was in Development status.

The Greatest Showman Release Date: When was it released?

The Greatest Showman was released in 2017 on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (Nationwide release). There were 1 other movie released on the same date, including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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