Hugh Jackman & Company Enter Recording Studio for THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH; Filming to Begin Soon?
Jackman posted on Instagram, along with the photo to the left: "Day one of recording for The Greatest Showman On Earth. So excited!!!"
Details on the film's status have been scant in recent months, though Jackman has been attached to the project since 2011 when pre-production intitially began. With the crew putting time in at the studio, the film is expected to potentially begin filming within the coming months.
BWW will keep you updated on the progress of 'SHOWMAN' as production continues.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH follows the legendary P.T. Barnum, who created the three-ring circus. The film is also set to include Barnum's infatuation with opera singer Jenny Lind, also known as the Swedish Nightingale.
Bill Condon (DREAMGIRLS) recently came aboard the project to handle rewrites. Jenny Bicks penned the original version of the script.
Jackman was most recently seen in the movie Prisoners, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. He'll next be seen in X-Men: Days of Future Past. He recently starred in The Wolverine and the Oscar-nominated movie adaptation of Les Miserables.
Jackman last appeared on Broadway in his one-man sensation Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway. His other stage credits include A Steady Rain and The Boy From Oz -- for which he won the 2004 Tony Award -- as well as off-Broadway's Carousel. In 2012, Jackman was honored with a Tony Award Special Award for Extraordinary Contribution to the Theatre Community.