After a skin cancer scare (which was successfully removed), Hugh Jackman’s doctor told him he was not allowed to sing. Today, hear the full story from Hugh and director Michael Gracey about The Greatest Showman song that made Jackman defy doctors’ orders. Watch the “From Now On” featurette using the player below!
Also, in case you missed it, you can watch the “Come Alive” performance that served as a live commercial during the airing of A Christmas Story Live! on FOX Sunday night. The first-of-its-kind commercial stars The Greatest Showman headliners Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Keala Settle, who performed the movie’s original song in a massive live musical production. Directed by The Greatest Showman feature film director Michael Gracey, along with Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock director Beth McCarthy-Miller, the live trailer, with an estimated seven-figure budget, included a 360-degree shoot, featured more than 200 dancers, and covered a quarter-mile area – outdoors, at dusk. Shooting took place adjacent to the A Christmas Story Live! stages at the historic Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.
20th Century Fox release The Greatest Showman, opening in theaters on December 20, also stars Michelle Williams and Rebecca Ferguson.
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. The film opens in theaters on December 20.
The Greatest Showman is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land). Hugh Jackman produced The Greatest Showman alongside Laurence Mark and Chernin Entertainment. Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Jenny Bicks (Rio 2, Sex and the City) and Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Beauty and the Beast) wrote the screenplay.