Hugh Jackman to Star as P.T. Barnum

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This seems apt.

Hugh Jackman, an actor so versatile that he can star on Broadway and as Wolverine, will take on the role of P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman on Earth, an original contemporary musical.

According to Variety, Jackman will portray the circus founder as he creates the three-ring event that made him famous. The musical also focuses on his infatuation with singer Jenny Lind.

Sources say that Anne Hathaway is the leading contender to play Lind. Remember: she teamed with Jackman in his opening Academy Awards number in March.

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Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman can sing on Broadway and he can sure act. He's one versatile, very handsome actor!


He is most famous for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men series. He has also been in many other films though, including Australia, Reel Steel, and will be staring as Jean Valjean in 2012's Les Miserables.

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