The first trailer for Hugh Jackman's
new film, The Greatest Showman
, makes us want to join the circus!
The film tells the story of iconic entertainer and promoter P.T. Barnum (Jackman), and his legendary rise to fame from his humble roots as a menial office worker to becoming one of the most influential show business mavericks in America.
In fact, according to this spellbinding first look at the musical epic, Barnum claims to have invented the term "show business."
If the first trailer is any indication, this bold, bombastic bio-pic really celebrates Barnum's unique vision -- as Jackman's Barnum says, "No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else."
The hope-filled epic will detail, with musical flourishes, the historical icon's dedication to providing a better life for his family by bringing together a group of outcasts -- including a bearded woman, conjoined twins, and little people -- and making them feel like stars in his wildly popular circus sideshow.
took to Twitter on Wednesday to share the trailer, along with the inspirational message, "Every one of us is special!"
Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya star in filmmaker Michael Gracey's directorial debut. The Greatest Showman rolls into theaters Christmas Day.