I don't know how you make a movie about famed circus-tician
Phineas Taylor "P. T." Barnum and you don't cast Jim Broadbent...
... but I suppose if it's a big Hollywood musical, then... no, I just re-watched Moulin Rouge the other day, you still cast Jim Broadbent. DEFINITELY JIM BROADBENT. I mean surely you could write leading roles for a couple of hunky flying trapeze brothers or strong men and then cast Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron as your film's leading men. But to cast Hugh Jackman as the man you see above, well, I suppose 200 years after the man's birth nobody's around to cry for his make-over but me. (Really I just want to see more Jim Broadbent - why is that too much to ask?)