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'Barnum' -The Movie

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'Barnum' -The Movie#1
Posted: 8/4/09 at 3:37am
Hugh Jackman to play P.T.

I don't like the sound of this a movie.
It isn't the best stage show but as a movie?!?!?

Updated On: 8/4/09 at 03:37 AM
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re: 'Barnum' -The Movie#2
Posted: 8/4/09 at 3:45am
However, this is an all new movie, new songs, new script, completely un-related to the stage show!
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re: 'Barnum' -The Movie#2
Posted: 8/4/09 at 3:46am
Oh!


EDIT:
This from Variety


Hugh Jackman to star in 'Showman'

by Michael Fleming

Twentieth Century Fox has attached Hugh Jackman to play American showman
P.T. Barnum in "The Greatest Showman on Earth," an original contemporary
musical to be scripted by Jenny Bicks ("Sex and the City").

The film will be produced by Laurence Mark ("Dreamgirls"), Jackman and his
Seed partner John Palermo. It is an outgrowth of their work together on the
81st Academy Awards, on which Jackman was host, Mark was exec producer, and
Bicks was part of the Emmy-nominated writing team.

Jackman will play the showman with a penchant for hoaxing a gullible public
as he creates the three-ring circus that made him famous. The musical also
focuses on his infatuation with singer Jenny Lind -- the so-called Swedish
Nightingale.

Pic will have a contemporary musical score, and the studio is in talks with
British singer-songwriter Mika to write music and lyrics.

The musical follows the old Hollywood tradition in which tuners were
scripted with specific actors in mind. The Lind role is being scripted for
Anne Hathaway, who teamed with Jackman in his opening Oscars number.

Jackman, who won the Tony Award for "The Boy From Oz," is determined to make
several screen musicals, and the Barnum film adds another to the properties
he and Palermo are putting together at Fox.

Those efforts include a David Magee-scripted "Carousel" remake at Fox 2000.
Jackman also wants Hathaway as his female lead in the Rodgers & Hammerstein
classic.

Updated On: 8/4/09 at 03:46 AM
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re: 'Barnum' -The Movie#3
Posted: 8/4/09 at 4:43am
Well this is a long way off, but it sounds like it is heavily "inspired" by Moulin Rouge.