"The Greatest Showman" is a 2017 American musical drama film directed by Michael Gracey.
The starring cast includes Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Ellis Rubin, Skylar Dunn, Keala Settle, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sam Humphrey and others.

Here are "The Greatest Showman" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Greatest Showman movie?

Fox Family Entertainment on Monday, November 13, 2017 released the trailer for "The Greatest Showman" you can watch here:
The Greatest Showman | Official Trailer 2 | 20th Century FOX.

Plot summary

What is The Greatest Showman movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Greatest Showman" movie plot summary.

As a child, P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) and his tailor father, Philo, work for the Hallett family. Barnum loves the Hallett's daughter Charity (Michelle Williams). When she attends finishing school, they write to each other, eventually marrying and raising two daughters, Caroline and Helen, in New York City. They live a humble life; though Charity is happy, Barnum craves more.
Barnum loses his shipping clerk job when the company goes bankrupt. He later secures a bank loan, deceptively using his former employer's lost ships as "collateral". He opens Barnum's American Museum in downtown Manhattan which features various wax figures. Ticket sales are slow, so his children suggest showcasing something "alive". Barnum adds "freak" performers, such as bearded lady Lettie Lutz (Keala Settle). This garners higher attendance, but also protests and poor reviews from well-known critic James Gordon Bennett (Paul Sparks).
Barnum renames his venture, "Barnum's Circus" and recruits playwright Phillip Carlyle (Zac Efron) to help generate publicity. Phillip is mesmerized by the African American trapeze artist, Anne Wheeler (Zendaya), but he hides his feelings. While touring abroad, Phillip arranges for Barnum and his troupe to meet Queen Victoria (Gayle Rankin). Barnum persuades famed Swedish singer Jenny Lind (Rebecca Ferguson) to tour America, with him as her manager. Lind's American debut is a success. During her song, Phillip's parents see him and Anne holding hands. As Barnum gains favor with aristocratic patrons, he distances himself from his troupe, advising them to work without him. Dejected, they decide to stand against local harassers.


Who plays who in the The Greatest Showman movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Greatest Showman" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Hugh Jackman  as P. T. Barnum an ambitious showman and entrepreneur
Zac Efron  as Phillip Carlyle a playwright
Michelle Williams  as Charity Hallett-Barnum the wife of P. T. Barnum
Rebecca Ferguson  as Jenny Lind a famous Swedish singer known as the "Swedish Nightingale"
Zendaya  as Anne Wheeler an acrobat and trapeze artist
Ellis Rubin  as Young P. T. Barnum
Skylar Dunn  as Young Charity
Keala Settle  as Lettie Lutz a bearded lady
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II  as W. D. Wheeler an acrobat and Anne's older brother
Sam Humphrey  as Charles Stratton a dwarf performer
Austyn Johnson  as Caroline Barnum Barnum's older daughter
Paul Sparks  as James Gordon Bennett the founder, editor, and publisher of the New York Herald
Cameron Seely  as Helen Barnum Barnum's younger daughter
Natasha Liu Bordizzo  as Deng Yan a Chinese acrobat and blade specialist
Eric Anderson  as Mr. O'Malley a former pickpocket whom Barnum employs at his circus
Fredric Lehne  as Benjamin Hallett Charity's father and Barnum's father-in-law
Gayle Rankin  as Queen Victoria
Byron Jennings  as Mr. Carlyle Phillip's father
Betsy Aidem  as Mrs. Carlyle Phillip's mother
Damian Young  as Mr. Winthrop
Tina Benko  as Mrs. Winthrop
Will Swenson  as Philo Barnum a tailor and the late father of P. T. Barnum
Sawyer Niehaus  as Ballerina #2 a girl in Caroline's dance class
Daniel Everidge  as Lord of Leeds
Radu Spinghel  as O'Clancy
Yusaku Komori  as Chang
Danial Son  as Eng
Linda Marie Larson  as Mrs. Stratton
Kathryn Meisle  as Mrs. Hallett
Timothy Hughes  as Strong Man
Arnie Burton  as Court Herald
Carly Adams  as Ballerina #1
Shuler Hensley  as Lead Protestor
Will Erat  as Policeman
James Andrew O'Connor  as Fireman
Jamie Jackson  as Boss
Morgan Weed  as Nurse
Henry Stram  as Ticket Taker
Michael Barra  as Stage Manager
Luciano Acuna Jr.  as Dog Boy
Shannon Freyer  as Jenny Lind Admirer #1
Kevin Dwane  as Jenny Lind Admirer #2
Sandi DeGeorge  as Jenny Lind Admirer #3
Tony Neil Butler  as Royal Escort
Frances Emily Schramm  as Laundry Woman
Kenneth Wong Chan  as Human Cannonball (as Kenneth Chan)
Stacey Alyse Cohen  as Theater Goer #1 (as Stacey Cohen)
Tim Wilson  as Theatre Goer #2
Jonathon Culver  as Theatre Goer #3
Jillian Braithwaite  as Panhandler
Adam Haas Hunter  as Protester
Bob Rumnock  as Bank Manager
Ben Reed  as Mill Worker
Martha Nichols  as Woman in Gold
Jonathan Redavid  as Dancer Oddity #1
Shannon Holtzapffel  as Dancer Oddity #2
Jeremy Hudson  as Dancer Oddity #3
Taylor James  as Dancer Oddity #4
Chelsea Caso  as Dancer Oddity #5
Caoife Coleman  as Dancer Oddity #6
Mishay Petronelli  as Dancer Oddity #7
Khasan Brailsford  as Ensemble Dancer #1
Alex Wong  as Ensemble Dancer #2
Julius Rubio  as Ensemble Dancer #3
Vincent-Oliver Noiseux  as Ensemble Dancer #4 (as Vincent Noiseux)
DeAnna Walters  as Ensemble Dancer #5 (as Sunny Walters)
Jessica Castro  as Ensemble Dancer #6
Najla Gilliam  as Ensemble Dancer #7
Christina Glur  as Ensemble Dancer #8
Emerson Tate Alexander  as Pointe Ballerina #1
Victoria Llodra  as Pointe Ballerina #2 (as Victoria Giselle Llodra)
Louise Hindsbo  as Pointe Ballerina #3
Laci Justice  as Pointe Ballerina #4
GiaNina Paolantonio  as Pointe Ballerina #5 (as GiaNina Marie Paolantonio)
Rachel Quiner  as Pointe Ballerina #6
Madison Smith  as Pointe Ballerina #7
Brando  as Pointe Ballerina #8 (as Brando Nicolina Speach)
Daniel 'Cloud' Campos  as Dancing Bartender #1 (as Daniel Cloud Campos)
Rod Roberts  as Dancing Bartender #2
James Babson  as Additional Voices

Release date

When is The Greatest Showman movie release date?

"The Greatest Showman" movie release date was scheduled to be on December 8, 2017 (RMS Queen Mary 2), on December 20, 2017 (United States), on December 28, 2017 (Hungary, Mexico) and on January 4, 2018 (Germany) distributing by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney+, 20th Century Fox Argentina, Big Picture 2 Films, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), Forum Hungary, Nordisk Film, Odeon, Ukrainian Film Distribution (UFD), Warner Bros. F.E., Film1, Hotstar and Seven Network.


What are The Greatest Showman filming details?

The duration of the film is 105 minutes. With a budget of $84 million, the film grossed over $435 million.

"The Greatest Showman" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on November 22, 2016.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Greatest Showman movie?

"The Greatest Showman" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 57/100. The audience also loves the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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