I’m really torn on how to feel about The Greatest Showman, the upcoming P.T. Barnum fantasy/bio pic. On one hand, I love Hugh Jackman. I’d be pretty crushed if it came out that he’s slime. I want him to be successful in everything he tries. Ditto Zendaya. On the other hand… it’s about Barnum, who is problematic in terms of the legacy he’s left behind concerning animal abuse in performance. I don’t think it’s wise to focus on the feel-good aspect of the man’s life when the legacy is pain that others have worked hard to expose and end. So here’s the trailer for the film. I’m interested to see what others think.
Oh, by the way, it’s also a musical. Sweet Jesus.