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Next movie musical : Greatest Showman on Earth starts studio recording

jo
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Per Hugh Jackman's Twitter/Instagram message --

>> Hugh Jackman ?@RealHughJackman 33m
Day one of recording for The Greatest Showman On Earth. So excited!!! http://instagram.com/p/kDDeI9ChJB/ <<<


Does this mean the film project has now been greenlit and will soon start filming, maybe within the year?



Updated On: 2/5/14 at 03:58 PM
Fan2
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That's director Michael Gracey in the cap, and unless it's changed, he's supposed to direct the Elton John biopic in September. I wonder how long after you lay down tracks that you actually film the movie. Hugh's movie "Pan" reportedly starts filming sometime in May (although who knows how long he will be needed).
Owen22
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Is this an original score?
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It is an original score.
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bobs3
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Carey Mulligan was reportedly in talks to play Jenny Lind. Any further word on this?
mamaleh
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This is driving me nuts: the man in the black sweater, lower left corner, looks so familiar, but I can't place him. Anybody know who he is? I'm thinking a director or producer. Help!
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That is Anton Monsted. He used to work exclusively with Baz Luhrmann as a Music Supervisor and Producer. He is now the SVP of Fox Music, so I'm assuming he will oversee the music portion of this project.
mamaleh
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Thanks. I know I've seen his face before. Now, does anyone recognize the woman between Pasek & Paul?
Liza's Headband
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That is Julia Michaels. Not sure what she's up to now (you could probably google her), but she used to be the SVP of Music for MGM Pictures and at 20th Century Fox before that.

I have worked with both Julia and Anton in the past. They are equally brilliant.
mamaleh
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As are you. Thanks so much for the IDs.

Updated On: 2/7/14 at 02:40 PM
jo
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Maybe they can release a song way ahead of the movie, as a sort of calling card for this film musical?

The music of Pasek and Paul ( I have listened only to a few) sounds quite appropriate for this modern musical biopic. I think it will also suit Hugh's conversational tone with a song, followed by some money notes ( if called for).



Updated On: 2/7/14 at 09:15 PM