Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Greatest Showman…’ pushed to Christmas 2017

Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) The release date of “The Greatest Showman on Earth”, a musical biopic starring actor Hugh Jackman has been shifted a year ahead from Christmas 2016 to Christmas 2017.

Apart from “The Greatest Showman on Earth”, production banner 20th Century Fox has made several key changes to its release calendar, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

Instead, director Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will hit theatres on Christmas Day in 2016.

The film, based on Ransom Riggs’ debut novel, was earlier scheduled to release on March 4, 2016.

It’s likely that “The Greatest Showman on Earth”, directed by Michael Gracey, is being relocated in order to accommodate the next outing in Fox’s Wolverine franchise, dated for March 3, 2017 and directed by James Mangold.

Both movies are in pre-production.

The banner also dated three new films, including Bryan Cranston and James Franco comedy “Why Him?”, which will hit theatres on November 11, 2016.

Supernatural horror film “The Other Side of the Door”, directed by Johannes Roberts, will open in cinemas on February 26, 2016.

On January 13, 2017, the banner will unfurl “Hidden Figures”, directed by Ted Melfi.

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