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Michelle Williams Is in Talks for a Live-Action Circus Musical, Presumably As the Best-Looking Circus Performer of All Time

2016 Tony Awards - Arrivals
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Those jugglers and tightrope walkers get better looking every year. Michelle Williams is currently in talks to board the long-gestating circus musical The Greatest Showman on Earth, joining Zac Efron in another rumored role. Chronicling P.T. Barnum, the founder of the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the film will tell the story of the circus legend’s “invention of show business, and his ultimate invention of the three-ring circus.” Hugh Jackman has already signed on to play Barnum perfect casting, really and produce the musical, while Williams’s and Efron’s potential roles are both unknown. We’re assuming it’ll be like Moulin Rogue!, but with less absinthe and more tigers.

Michelle Williams in Talks for Circus Musical