It’s no secret that La La Land
reignited Hollywood’s hunger for a modern musical, and that’s despite the fact that Damien Chazelle
’s dreamy love story was piped at the post by Moonlight in spectacular fashion during February’s Oscar ceremony.
Perhaps more than anything else, La La Land
stands as concrete proof that a modern-day musical is not only economically feasible, but also has the chance to become a critical and commercial hit – in the right hands, of course – and one director stepping up to the plate later this year is Michael Gracey
His movie? The Greatest Showman
, an original drama which looks to chronicle the remarkable rags-to-riches story of P.T. Barnum
, who is often credited as the founding father of show business. Trading mutants for musicals is Logan
actor Hugh Jackman
, who calls upon his Les Misérables
experience in today’s brand new trailer for the pic.