The Greatest Showman is a movie musical about P.T. Barnum – the founder of America’s first circus. Movie musicals are not known for their historical accuracy, but – considering that there are many biographies of the man which paint him as anywhere from an honest entrepreneur to a cynical con man making a fortune by exploiting the pain of his collection of freaks and oddities – this film is far too superficial. Except for a few exceptional songs…
Once upon a time it was every child’s greatest dream to run away and join the circus. Now, circuses are almost extinct, but their stories remain exotic and exciting.
20th Century Fox’s The Greatest Showman is based on the life and achievements of P.T. Barnum – founder possibly the greatest circus there ever was.
The first trailer for this three-ring extravaganza that stars Hugh Jackman as Pt. Barnum is now available to screen. The Greatest Showman opens on December 20th.
When accounting clerk P.T. Barnum is laid off, he has no idea it will be the luckiest break of his life.
The Greatest Showman is the story of how Barnum went from accounting clerk to the greatest showman in the world – founder of the world’s greatest circus.
The Greatest Showman opens on Christmas Day.