Hugh Jackman shines as ‘The Greatest Showman’ (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES, Nov 14 — 20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for its upcoming P.T. Barnum biopic and original musical The Greatest Showman that stars Hugh Jackman in the main role.

Set in the 1800s, the film is based on the life and story of Phineas Taylor “P. T.” Barnum, the founder of the famous travelling circus and self-ascribed “Greatest Show on Earth” as he risks his career and reputation to create the beloved Barnum & Bailey Circus.  

The film also stars Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.  

The synopsis of the film reads: “Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.”

The Greatest Showman is set for release on December 20.

A screengrab from Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Greatest Showman’ in which he plays P.T. Barnum.