Hugh Jackman returns the world of musicals in the biopic based on the life of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman.

The revival of the musical continues, and The Greatest Showman certainly looks to fulfill the desired spectacle and deliver a heartwarming journey that harkens back to classic Hollywood musicals (though the real-life Barnum and his human curiosities and blackface minstrel shows, and eventual position as a prominent voice against slavery point to a more complex, and problematic figure). The original songs, will of course be the ultimate deciding factor in terms whether the film connects with audiences, but songwriters Pasek and Paul, have earned our excitment based on their work in La La Land. What are the chances that this too, becomes an Oscar darling?

The Greatest Showman steps onto the stage on Christmas Day, 2017.