Hugh Jackman has signed on to star as P.T. Barnum in another one of those musical biopics. From Variety:
Twentieth Century Fox has attached Hugh Jackman to play American showman P.T. Barnum in "The Greatest Showman on Earth," an original contemporary musical to be scripted by Jenny Bicks ("Sex and the City").
Jackman will play the showman with a penchant for hoaxing a gullible public as he creates the three-ring circus that made him famous. The musical also focuses on his infatuation with singer Jenny Lind -- the so-called Swedish Nightingale.
The Lind role is being scripted for Anne Hathaway, who teamed with Jackman in his opening Oscars number.
Nobody sings better than Hugh Jackman in a movie. Nobody!!!
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