Syd­ney lures Bar­num crew

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Sydney Confidential -

THE A-list cast of Hol­ly­wood flick The Great­est Show­man are bring­ing their star power to Syd­ney next month. Hugh Jack­man, Zac Efron and Zen­daya will walk the red car­pet for the Aus­tralian pre­miere of the mu­si­cal on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 20. Join­ing them will be Broad­way ac­tor Keala Set­tle and the film’s Aus­tralian di­rec­tor Michael Gracey. The film tells the story of 19th-cen­tury show­man P.T. Bar­num, played by Jack­man, and opens in cin­e­mas on Box­ing Day. Jack­man cred­its Bar­num as con­tribut­ing “to the in­ven­tion of show busi­ness” while Gracey cred­its Jack­man with be­ing the driv­ing force be­hind get­ting the film made. “It is Hugh’s pas­sion piece,” Gracey ex­plained. “He cham­pi­oned the film.”

Jack­man in The Great­est Show­man.

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