Hugh Jackman 'would do' a Greatest Showman sequel

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Jackman performed PT Barnum in The Biggest Showman

The Biggest Showman has been the wonder hit movie of the previous yr. However having only one field place of business luck is, as they sing within the movie, by no means sufficient.

Small surprise the musical’s superstar Hugh Jackman has stated he want to superstar in a sequel – if one is made.

“If a real alternative got here up the place it felt like the proper factor to do, then yep, I might get the highest hat again out,” he advised BBC Radio five Reside.

Jackman performs PT Barnum within the movie, which took $435m (£341m) international.

The Australian actor is not positive if a sequel will occur, mentioning the uncertainty surrounding Disney’s plan to shop for 21st Century Fox as an element.

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“We now have a scenario within the trade the place the corporate that did it’s been bought to Disney, so there are numerous spinning plates at the moment,” stated the superstar.

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Jackman will embark on a solo international enviornment excursion subsequent yr

“I am not positive what they’d do, but it surely did take some time to get the primary one up, and it isn’t to be underestimated how tough it’s to get a musical up and going.

“However it is transparent to me and to everybody that folks love those characters. I cherished this film, I cherished this personality and it used to be one of the most nice joys of my lifestyles.”

In spite of a slightly gradual get started on the field place of business and a mauling from critics, the unique movie went directly to spend 18 weeks in the United Kingdom field place of business Best 10.

Its soundtrack, in the meantime, spent 21 weeks at primary at the album chart. (It is nonetheless driving top at quantity 3.)

A Broadway musical model could also be reportedly within the works, to superstar former Feline Doll Nicole Scherzinger if The Solar is to be believed.

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Jackman himself is making ready to embark on a solo degree excursion, acting songs from The Biggest Showman, different musicals he has seemed in and a few he hasn’t.

“I truly sought after to be in Moulin Rouge, I auditioned for that one,” he stated. “Chicago used to be any other film that I sought after to be in, and I roughly let that one pass.”

Ewan McGregor went directly to superstar in 2001’s Moulin Rouge with Nicole Kidman, whilst Richard Gere used to be in Chicago the next yr.

Jackman’s enviornment excursion will discuss with Europe and North The united states subsequent Would possibly, June and July and can come with UK dates in London, Manchester and Birmingham. Tickets pass on sale on Friday.

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The 50-year-old will also be noticed at the large display screen as former US presidential candidate Gary Hart in The Entrance Runner, which arrives in UK cinemas in January.

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