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'The Greatest Showman' Director to Turn Robbie Williams' Life Into a Biopic!

The Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey has announced that his next movie will be Better Man, a biopic about singer Robbie Williams.

Deadline reports that the film will follow the singer’s “ascent, exploring the experiences that made him who he is, and the demons he battled both on and off the stage as he became a huge star on the back of hits like ‘Angels.’”

Michael will be directing and producing the film. He also co-wrote the script with first-time screenwriters Oliver Cole and Simon Gleeson.

In an interview with Deadline, Michael revealed that Robbie‘s music will be included in the film, but he wouldn’t confirm if the singer himself will appear in it.

“As for how we represent Robbie in the film, that bit is top secret,” Michael said. “I want to do this in a really original way. I remember going to the cinema as a kid and there were films that blew me away and made me say as I sat there in the cinema, ‘I’ve never seen this before.’ I just want the audience to have that feeling. It’s so important when they watch this story, and look at the screen, that they literally think, I’ve never seen this before. All I can say is the approach is top secret, but the goal is to generate that feeling I just described. It’s this fantastical story, and I want to represent it in its harsh reality all the way to these moments of pure fantasy.”

Michael also revealed that Robbie‘s music will be re-recorded for the movie and it will seemingly be performed by whoever is playing the role.

“All Robbie’s songs will be re-sung, for the emotion of the moment,” he said. “If in his life he’s in the depths of despair, he’s not going to sing a song as cabaret flamboyant showmanship; it’s going to be broken, acapella, stripped down, because that’s where he is emotionally. In moments of pure joy, you’ll get songs sung in this whirlwind of hysteria. So essentially every song in the film, Robbie will sing, but it will be performed for the emotion of that moment, and that scene.”

The producers will be looking for a studio to buy the movie at the upcoming European Film Market event.

Zac Efron, Zendaya & Hugh Jackman Put On Their Best for 'Greatest Showman' Australian Premiere!

Zendaya is picture perfect while posing alongside her handsome co-stars Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman at the Australian premiere of their latest film The Greatest Showman held at The Star on Wednesday (December 20) in Sydney, Australia.

The 21-year-old actress and her leading men were joined at the event by their other cast mate Keala Settle, director Michael Gracey and Hugh‘s wife Deborra Lee-Furness, who stepped out to show her support.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Hugh Jackman

A brand new behind-the-scenes worship clip from The Greatest Showman has just been released featuring Hugh performing “From Now On” with Broadway stars Cynthia Erivo, Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Weiss, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and the movie’s star Keala – Check out the rousing clip below!


The Greatest Showman | “From Now On” with Hugh Jackman

FYI: Zendaya is wearing a butterfly inspired dress from Moschino by Jeremy Scott. Zac is wearing a Miansai ring.

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Zac Efron & Zendaya Brave the Snow for Empire State Building Visit in New York!

Zendaya and Zac Efron pose for a photo while the snow falls around them at the top of the Empire State Building on Saturday afternoon (December 9) in New York City.

The Greatest Showman co-stars were joined by fellow castmates Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Keala Settle, and director Michael Gracey to turn on the lights for the ESB’s new music-to-light-show synced to “This Is Me” from their movie.

The stars all stepped out the night before for the film’s premiere aboard the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship!

FYI: Zac is wearing a Miansai ring and Clarks Originals boots. Zendaya is wearing a Ralph Lauren coat, a Martin Grant skirt, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Vita Fede earrings, and a Leticia Linton ring.

25+ pictures inside of the cast at the Empire State Building… More Here! »

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