Zac Efron in talks to join Hugh Jackman's 'Greatest Showman on Earth'

"High School Musical" Celebrates 10th Anniversary
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Zac Efron is joining the circus.

The High School Musical alum is in talks to join Hugh Jackman in the P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman on Earth.

In the Fox feature, Jackman will play Barnum, the famous conman-turned-showman, who founded the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City) will pen the musical, which Jackman is producing alongside Laurence Mark.

Efron is having a busy summer at the multiplex, having just released the studio sequel Neighbors 2 and stars in another comedy, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, set to bow July 8.

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The in-demand actor also just finished filming Dwayne Johnson's Baywatch and will appear alongside Neighbors co-star Seth Rogen in James Franco's The Masterpiece.

Efron is repped by CAA, Alchemy Entertainment and Felker Toczek.

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