The Greatest Showman director confirms sequel to hit film starring Hugh Jackman is planned

A sequel to hit musical The Greatest Showman is in development, the director has revealed.

Saturday, 23rd February 2019, 7:35 am
Updated Saturday, 23rd February 2019, 8:42 am
Could Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron be reuniting for a sequel to the Greatest Showman? (Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

The film stars Hugh Jackman as circus pioneer PT Barnum and the Australian actor wowed fans at the Brit Awards this week when he opened the show with a performance from the movie.

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Its soundtrack achieved similar success and was the best-selling album in both the US and UK last year.

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Director Michael Gracey confirmed a sequel was being worked on.

He told The Sun: "When a movie becomes as big a success as this, it's only natural there is demand for a sequel.

"So those discussions have started and we are working on one right now."

No further details are available and it is unknown if the follow-up will take place after the events of the first or whether it will be a prequel.

The Greatest Showman also starred Zac Efron and Michelle Williams and spawned hits including This Is Me and Rewrite The Stars.