How Hugh Jackman Defied Doctor’s Orders To Get ‘The Greatest Showman’ Greenlit

How Hugh Jackman defied doctor's orders not to sing in order to get "The Greatest Showman" greenlit.

Superstars don’t come much more talented than Hugh Jackman.

He can act, sing, dance.

He’s all around charming.

You can add passionate and dedicated to the list, as well.

When he finds a project he really wants to do there is no stopping him.

This was the case the the current smash movie, “The Greatest Showman.”

Apparently, Hollywood executives weren’t completely sold on the idea of making this movie.

Producers spent months coordinating a date where they could see the potential cast perform some songs.

Unfortunately, just the day before the make or break meeting, Jackman’s doctors made a large incision in his nose to remove skin cancer and absolutely forbade him to sing.

But, but, but.

The film’s director, Michael Gracey, shares how that all went down.

In case you haven’t seen the movie yet, here’s the scoop: Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

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How Hugh Jackman Defied Doctor’s Orders To Get ‘The Greatest Showman’ Greenlit

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