Earlier today, the internet became a big top as the team of “The Greatest Showman” executed the daring, the dazzling, the death-defying #TrailerTrapeze
The stunt began with ringleader Hugh Jackman, who stars as circus impresario P.T. Barnum in this brand new movie musical. He captivated the crowd as he flung the teaser to the illustrious Zendaya.
Sparks flew as Zendaya deftly caught the trailer (which makes sense, as she plays a trapeze artist in “The Greatest Showman”) and handed it off to Zac Efron, her co-star and love interest in the film.
Zac swung to new heights before passing it off to Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the composing team behind “The Greatest Showman’s” original score. The dynamic duo, who last mesmerized crowds with their hit musical “Dear Evan Hansen”, snatched the trailer from mid-air.
But the stunt wasn’t over yet! The incredible Keala Settle ("Waitress") caught the trailer from Pasek and Paul and somersaulted through the sky, astonishing the Twittersphere with her tremendous tricks and powerhouse voice. (Early buzz says she’s a breakout star in this film.)
The drumroll began and a hush settled over the crowd as Keala prepared for the grand finale: a toss to the one and only Entertainment Tonight. The audience watched in awe as the trailer flew through the clouds, before landing in the safe and steady hand of ET.
Congratulations to these talented artists who defied the laws of gravity (and Twitter) with their astonishing #TrailerTrapeze. Check out the tweets below to re-live the action.
See Hugh, Zendaya, Zac, Keala, and more perform fantastical feats in “The Greatest Showman”, opening Christmas Day - and tune in tonight to Entertainment Tonight for an exclusive preview of "The Greatest Showman" trailer.