The Greatest Showman "The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American musical biographical drama film directed by Michael Gracey in his directorial debut, written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon and starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. Featuring nine original songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the film is inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum's creation of Barnum's American Museum and the lives of its star attractions." Spectacular!!! Oddly, just this last w/e after getting a pop-up ad w/Zendaya about a mascara, I was somewhat aware of her & googled, finding this flick - watched the trailer & thought it looked VG, so hmmm...let me look "On Demand" - which wasn't working. So, I thought, maybe I'll pick it up on DVD. Last night, I searched On Demand (it was working) & it was 10 minutes before it was starting on FXM!!! Liked it so much I may still purchase the DVD, for myself & 1 as gift. I enjoyed it that much! I do vaguely recall seeing Hugh Jackman promoting this @ the time on talk shows, but I don't really remember it having a great deal of media push - it should have. All the performances are top-notch.