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Watch This: First Trailer For New Flick On Bridgeport's Own P.T. Barnum

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, "The Greatest Showman" is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business.
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, "The Greatest Showman" is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business. Video Credit: 20th Century Fox

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Born in Bethel and buried in Bridgeport, Phineas T. Barnum left his nothing-short-of-spectacular mark all around the world.

And now you can get a behind-the-scenes peek into the life of the big top businessman in “The Greatest Showman,” a new feature film set to hit theaters on Christmas Day.

Hugh Jackman steps right up to the role of the world’s most famous circus impresario, who has been credited with a slew of memorable mottos — from “There’s no such thing as bad publicity” to “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

The flick — a musical that also stars Zac Ephron and Michelle Williams — chronicles Barnum’s humble beginnings and the creation of his first circus. All the usual suspects are represented from Tom Thumb to the buxom bearded lady.

Michael Gracey directs.

Check out the first trailer here .

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