Sexying up the life of Mr. Barnum (just look -- the man was no Hugh Jackman), the actor will sing and dance his way through the man's infatuation with Jenny Lind (paying her unprecedented amounts for her talents), and Barnum's "penchant for hoaxing a gullible public as he creates the three-ring circus that made him famous." Sex and the City (the series) scribe Jenny Bicks is writing the screenplay, and Brit singer/songwriter Mika is being zeroed in on to write the contemporary music and lyrics. But that's not all -- Lind's character is being scripted with Anne Hathaway in mind, although she's not attached yet. (See them on-stage at the Oscars here.)
An original scripted musical? Of all things circus starring Hugh Jackman? I'm in, and I'm not even a huge fan of musicals.
Will it be the Greatest Show on Earth?