Variety has reported that it has acquired a biopic about Showman P.T. Barnum, known for the “Greatest Show on Earth.” The story came in the form of a pitch from Stan Chervin (‘Moneyball.’ ‘J Mac’), and will be produced by Todd Garner.
P.T. Barnum and his museum of wonders was a minor character in ‘Gangs of New York,’ and I’m definitely interested in the story. Obviously this is very early in the development process, but its a movie I’d be excited to see.