Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle. (20TH CENTURY FOX)
Hugh Jackman is best known for his role as Wolverine in the “X-Men” series and for his Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated performance in the 2012 film musical adaptation of “Les Miserables”, directed by Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”, “The Danish Girl”). Zac Efron is no stranger to movie musicals, having starred in Disney’s “High School Musical” trilogy and 2007’s “Hairspray”, which earned him a Critics Choice Award win and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Acting Ensemble. Zendaya has starred on Disney Channel’s “Shake it Up” and “K.C. Undercover” and is making a transition to movies with “The Greatest Showman” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic in 2006 at the age of 7. To date, Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases and, in total, has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9. And in 2011, Jackson was inducted into the Broadcast Film Critics Association as their youngest member. The BFCA’s annual Critics Choice Awards is one of the industry’s most recognized and prestigious awards shows. Jackson is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and votes annually for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Currently, Jackson can be heard every Friday morning on WGNA-FM and his reviews are also posted on his website, YouTube channel and Cultjer.com. He is also a contributor to AnimationScoop.com, run by animation historian Jerry Beck. And Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE”, along with “The LCJ Q&A Podcast”, on which he interviews celebrities and filmmakers.