Hugh Jackman has thrilled fans of his hit movie musical The Greatest Showman by revealing he’d love to portray P.T. Barnum in a sequel.
The 2017 film became an unlikely smash all over the world and the movie’s soundtrack has become one of 2018’s biggest hits, spawning a tribute album featuring Pink and Kelly Clarkson.
And now the film’s star is ready to go again, telling the BBC he’d relish the chance to come back for a sequel.
“If a genuine opportunity came up where it felt like the right thing to do, then yep, I’d get the top hat back out,” he said.
“We have a situation in the business where the company that did it (20th Century Fox) has been sold to Disney, so there are a lot of spinning plates right now. I’m not sure what they would do, but it did take a while to get the first one up, and it’s not to be underestimated how difficult it is to get a musical up and going.
“But it’s clear to me and to everyone that people love these characters. I loved this movie, I loved this character and it was one of the great joys of my life.”
Meanwhile, a Broadway musical version of The Greatest Showman is reportedly in the works with Nicole Scherzinger a front-runner to star, and Jackman will be hitting the road in 2019 for a one-man show, during which he will perform songs he sang in the movie, along with tracks from his film Les Miserables and a collection of Broadway hits.
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