Movie News: Michelle Williams, Zac Efron Touted for Hugh Jackman's 'Greatest Showman'

Movie News: Michelle Williams, Zac Efron Touted for Hugh Jackman's 'Greatest Showman'

Jul 07, 2016

Michelle Williams / Zac Efron

The Greatest Showman on Earth: Michelle Williams and Zac Efron are in talks to join the musical drama The Greatest Showman on Earth. Hugh Jackman is already set to star as P.T. Barnum, the founder of what became the famed Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) is writing the screenplay and Michael Gracey will direct. [Deadline]


Angourie Rice

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Angourie Rice, who gave a sparkling performance as Ryan Gosling's daughter in The Nice Guys earlier this year, has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland in the titular role. No details have been revealed about the character Rice will be playing. The movie is currently in production, aiming toward theatrical release on July 7, 2017. [THR]


Steven Soderbergh

Secrecy World: Steven Soderbergh will produce and may direct a big-screen version of the upcoming book Secrecy World by Jake Bernstein. The book explores the so-called "Panama papers," confidential documents that were uncovered by journalists earlier this year, revealing an alarming number of illegal activities connected to a wide range of financial institutions and private individuals. Reportedly, Scott Z. Burns (Soderbergh's Side Effects and others) will write the screenplay. [Deadline]


Edge of Winter

Edge of Winter Trailer: Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) stars as the older of two brothers in the first trailer for Edge of Winter. The two young men head out into the woods with their rarely-seen father (Joel Kinnaman), who proves to be far more unpredictable and dangerous than they could have ever imagined. The movie opens on August 12. [Movieclips]

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