Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and 150 Dancers Star in a Spectacular Live Trailer for 'The Greatest Showman'
Two and a Half Minute Spot Aired During Fox's Musical 'A Christmas Story Live!'
Dec 17, 2017
Fox's musical "A Christmas Story Live!" aired Sunday, and reviews were mixed. (OK, some of them were pretty bad: Vulture wrote that it "went off without a hitch. Well, except for one big hitch: the show itself.")
But some people preferred the show's big commercial-- a live trailer for 20th Century Fox's upcoming musical "The Greatest Showman," the P.T. Barnum biopic starting Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Keala Settle. Watch it here; yes, the guy with the mustache is Efron.
The live spot lasted two and a half minutes and required 150 dancers, according to Variety. Plus, Jackman had to do a tricky-looking live flip of his top hat, which he landed perfectly. Jackman tweeted that it was the "world's first ever live commercial"-- which obviously isn't true. But we can forgive him the error -- he's been busy.