Zendaya joins Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman on Earth
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney Channel starlet-turned-movie star Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming) is in talks to join 20th Century Fox‘s P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman on Earth. The actress/singer will join leading man Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams in Hollywood’s first original studio musical in over two decades. She will play a trapeze artist and Efron’s love interest.
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. Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) penned the screenplay.
What do you think of the teaming of Zendaya coming on board? Are you going to check out The Greatest Showman on Earth when it comes to theaters? Let us know in the comments below!
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