WHO’S IN IT?

Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Zac Efron (Bad Neighbours), Michelle Williams (Manchester By The Sea), Rebecca Ferguson (The Snowman), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Keala Settle (Ricki and the Flash), Paul Sparks (Mud), Diahann Carroll (Hurry Sundown), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Baywatch), Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny), Austyn Johnson (film debut), Cameron Seely (film debut), Fredric Lehne (Zero Dark Thirty), Ellis Rubin (film debut), Skylar Dunn (Altered Hours)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Michael Gracey (film debut), director; Jenny Bicks (What a Girl Wants) and Bill Condon (Chicago), writers; Peter Chernin (War for the Planet of the Apes), Laurence Mark (Dreamgirls) and Jenno Topping (Hidden Figures), producers; John Debney (The Jungle Book), Benj Pasek (Trolls), Justin Paul (La La Land) and Joseph Trapanese (Oblivion), composers; Seamus McGarvey (Atonement), cinematographer; Joe Hutshing (Jerry Maguire), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Down-on-his-luck entertainer P.T. Barnum (Jackman) one day comes up with a fantastical and radical idea to create a show that celebrates the strangest but no less spirited performers out there, and in doing so inspires millions of audiences with his and their showmanship…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Hugh Jackman headlines this grand and extravagant musical about the origins of the P.T. Barnum circus, with original music by the Oscar-winning lyricists of La La Land giving him and a talented supporting cast some wonderful new tunes to belt out.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

TUESDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2017