Michelle Williams Joins Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman on Earth

Posted by at 9:00 am on July 7, 2016


According to Deadline20th Century Fox‘s P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman on Earth has landed its leading lady in the form of three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams (Brokeback MountainMy Week With Marilyn, Blue Valentine). She will join leading man Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron in Hollywood’s first original studio musical in over two decades.

The Greatest Showman on Earth, scripted by Sex in the City writer Jenny Bicks, offers a musical take on the life of P.T. Barnum, specifically focusing on the creation of his three-ring circus and his infatuation with “Swedish Nightingale” Jenny Lind.

Hugh Jackman, who is currently filming his reportedly final X-Men franchise appearance in the still-untitled Wolverine 3, will himself produce The Greatest Showman on Earth alongside Laurence Mark and Chernin Entertainment.

Williams will next be seen this December opposite Casey Affleck and Kyle Chandler in the drama Manchester by the Sea, and she just completed work on Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck.


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