The musical is a P.T. Barnum biopic that focuses on the founder of the well-known traveling Barnum & Bailey Circus.
“Greatest Showman” is set up at 20th Century Fox and will be directed by Michael Gracey. The Australian filmmaker is best known for his work in award-winning commercials like T-Mobile’s “Dance.”
Academy Award-winning Michael Arndt penned the script for “Greatest Showman.” His credits also include writing the screenplays for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
The actress would also be joining the “High School Musical” star, Zac Efron, who is also currently in talks for “The Great Showman.”