They’re saying it’s Never Enough and are hoping to Rewrite the Stars after making A Million Dreams walking the Tightrope with the The Greatest Show… Sorry.
Hugh Jackman and director Michael Gracey are currently developing a sequel to the hit musical The Greatest Showman, which made an impressive $US434 million worldwide from a budget of $US84 million. The soundtrack was also a massive hit, becoming the highest-selling album of 2018 in both the US and the UK.
All that ka-ching makes it no surprise that a follow-up is coming, As Gracey told The Sun: “When a movie becomes as big a success as this, it’s only natural there is demand for a sequel. So those discussions have started and we are working on one right now.”
Not bad for a film that almost wasn’t. “There were huge doubts about it for a very long time and some backers withdrew their money,” Gracey said.
It’s still early going on the project and no plot details have been released. As of now, it appears that the only person you can firmly expect to return is Jackman, although you can expect news of other returning cast members to trickle down in the near future. The first film featured a cast that included Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Keala Settle, the latter of whom blew audiences away as Lettie Lutz, the bearded lady who belted out “This is Me.”
Settle will be joining Jackman on his first world tour, titled The Man, The Music, The Show. The global arena tour will see the Aussie star performing hits from films such as The Greatest Showman and Les Misérables, plus other numbers from his successful career on Broadway.
“This show has got a lot of dancing in it, and my choreographer likes to think I’m 25 years of age,” Jackman said. “So yeah, my knees are bending in ways they haven’t in a while.”
The tour kicks off in Glasgow in May and will then have a run through Europe and the US. It hits Australia in August, when audiences will be able to see The Man doing his thing in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. Aus tickets go on sale on May 7.