‘The Greatest Showman on Earth’ Finds a Director

Is Les Miserables not enough musical for you? It seems like talks about The Greatest Showman on Earth aren’t just talks anymore, as a director has finally been attached to the P.T. Barnum biopic. Variety is reporting that Michael Gracey has signed on to helm the project, which has been described as “an original contemporary musical.”

Hugh Jackman is currently still committed to the project, though he has a very busy calendar ahead. Let’s just hope he gets more chances to show his singing and dancing chops in another movie-musical. Check out the plot of the film below, courtesy of Broadway World:

[Michael] Gracey is set to direct the biopic, about the legendary showman who created the three-ring circus, and loved to hoax a gullible public. A focal point of the movie is Barnum’s infatuation with opera singer Jenny Lind, called the Swedish Nightingale. So far, no actress has been cast for the role.