Zendaya is set to star in the Fox musical, The Greatest Showman On Earth alongside Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, and Michelle Williams.  The story has been a passion project for Jackman since 2009, and will follow the founder of the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, P.T. Barnum.

Michael Gracey is set to direct from a script by Michael Arndt with original songs by Justin Paul & Benj Pasek, who were Tony-nominated for The Christmas Story.  The film will be produced by Laurence Mark, Jackman and Chernin Entertainment.

Zendaya began her acting career with the debut of Shake It Up on the Disney Channel, and has gone on to appear in Dancing with the Stars and Blackish.  She recently confirmed that she has landed a key role in Sony’s upcoming “Spider-Man” reboot where she will star opposite Tom Holland.  This film is scheduled to be released in theaters July 2017.  She will also lend her voice to animated feature film The Guardian Brothers, and currently stars as K.C. Cooper on the Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover.



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