Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, & Michelle Williams Keep the Circus Alive in 'The Greatest Showman'!
For those 16
and under, you probably wish you could watch the next season of
"Game of Thrones" or another similar show that your parents think
is too violent for you to handle, right? If the answer’s yes,
we have a solution for you. Nowadays, Hollywood loves casting a
huge array of the hottest actors, singers, and dancers in films or
TV shows that cater to young audiences, where you will find that
they might be even more fun to watch than the shows you’re
forbidden from watching, as they include talented actors you love
and tons of entertaining scenes like wild song-and-dance numbers.
Remember La La Land, or New Year's Eve? Now you
can add a new film called The Greatest Showman.
The Greatest Showman will be a musical focusing on the life of circus legend P.T. Barnum. While movies about P.T. Barnum’s life have been done before, you'll likely never see it quite like this, the directorial debut of visual effects artist Michael Gracey. You’ll get to hear more samplings of Hugh Jackman’s vocals, you’ll get to see Michelle Williams's talent as a ballroom dancer, you’ll get to see Zac Efron’s tap-dancing skills, and you'll see Zendaya’s acrobatic skills. I mean, seriously, what could be better? Oh wait, I know what -- music from the songwriters of La La Land. Yes, ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages, this film truly has it all.
timing couldn't be more appropriate, as just this past weekend the
legendary Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed up
their big top forever after an astounding 146 years of
entertainment! The move comes after many years of criticism from
animal rights groups about the use of animals in their show; the
Circus agreed to phase out live animals in their act, but honestly,
what's a circus without performing animals? The end was inevitable.
But thanks to Twentieth Century Fox, we'll be able to experience
The Greatest Show On Earth one last time...
We look forward to watching The Greatest Showman when it’s released on Christmas of this year!
(Image via WENN)
- Natalya Gioiella, YH Contributing Writer; additional reporting by Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor