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The Greatest Showman Drops On Disney+ Today

The Greatest Showman Drops On Disney+ Today

The Greatest Showman drops on streaming service Disney+ in the US today. If you need a refresher, here's the trailer:

By now, there probably aren't many people who haven't seen the smash hit musical about notorious hoaxer, circus founder and, er, US politician PT Barnum, but now is as good a time as any to watch it again. And again.

Originally released in 2017, the movie stars Hugh Jackman as Barnum, and follows his life from the mid-19th century as he begins to build his circus empire that would go on to change the world of entertainment, and all the personal highs and lows that came with doing so.

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The Greatest Showman is now available to stream on Disney+. Credit: PA
The Greatest Showman is now available to stream on Disney+. Credit: PA

The biographical musical also stars Zac Efron as Phillip Carlyle, the playwright who becomes Barnum's partner, and Michelle Williams as Barnum's wife, Charity Hallett-Barnum. It was directed by Michael Gracey, who went on to become the executive producer of the 2019 Elton John biopic, Rocketman.

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Anyone hungering to see the further adventures of PT Barnum on the big screen will be glad to hear that Hugh Jackman has confirmed a sequel is in the works.

When asked about the possibility of a sequel on BBC Radio 2, he said: "No one is really sure right now, so that's the honest truth.

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"But I think someone is working on a treatment for something... I know they are, they're working on a treatment for something."

Until we hear more, however, you can just keep watching the original over and over while you perfect singing along to your favourite tunes (and annoy everyone in close proximity to you, too)

The film isn't the only arrival to the streaming service today, so if it doesn't take your fancy, there will also be some other new options on there - namely episode three of Muppets Now, season one of Spaced Out and Alaska Animal Rescue and season three of Weird But True!.

From today, you'll also be able to watch The One And Only Ivan, which stars Sam Rockwell as the voice of a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant (Angelina Jolie) and Bob the dog (Danny DeVito). Which is quite different from The Greatest Showman, but variety is the spice of life, as they say.

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Mischa Pearlmen

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]