December 17, 2017
‘The Greatest Showman’ Live Movie Trailer Electrifies During ‘A Christmas Story Live’
In a television first, The Greatest Showman aired a live movie trailer during Fox’s telecast of A Christmas Story Live.
The live two and a half minute trailer for Michael Gracey’s movie musical based on the life of P.T. Barnum featured the film’s stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Keala Settle performing the high-energy number “Come Alive” alongside an army of 150 dancers on the stages at the Warner Bros Studios in Burbank.
Academy Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote original songs for The Greatest Showman, also wrote “Count on Christmas” which opened the telecast.
The Greatest Showman, written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon, also stars Michelle Williams and Rebecca Ferguson and opens in theaters on December 20. The film is looking to be this season’s musical contender. It recently nabbed three Golden Globe nominations including Best Best Motion Picture for Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Hugh Jackman as well as Best Original Song for the film’s inspiring anthem “This Is Me” which is on its way to being the “Let It Go” of the awards season.