Joseph Trapanese is credited as co-composer of the original score for the upcoming movie musical The Greatest Showman. He joined John Debney who was announced as the score composer earlier this year. Trapanese also produced several of the original songs written for the film by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. As previously reported, a soundtrack album featuring the songs will be released on December 8 by Atlantic Records. The Greatest Showman is directed by Michael Gracey and stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. The movie is inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum and revolves around a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. The original movie musical will be released in theaters nationwide on December 25 by 20th Century Fox. Visit the official movie website for more information.

Trapanese (OblivionStraight Outta ComptonInsurgentOnly the Brave) also has the USA drama Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G., Amazon’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson and the thriller Arctic coming up.

  1. Justin says:

    Debney’s score was already completed. This co-composer stuff is bullcrap. they’ve replaced some of the score no doubt.

    • PK says:

      Or this is an old news… it isn’t the first time something is reporter as news while the score had already been completed.

    • liamdude5 says:

      Wouldn’t be the first time it’s happened to Debney. Remember Christophe Beck and The Tuxedo?

  2. Roger says:

    Debney sometimes goes all out. like chill dude its a movie not a opera

  3. Eberge says:

    Debney has been getting fired a ton lately

    • Justin Boggan says:

      Ahhh … based on what?

      I’m the creator and runner of the Rejected Film Scores website (currently not online) and I don’t see that at all.

      Side from a rejected score to “Hacksaw Ridge” and supposedly being replaced on “Paper Towns”, that’s the sum total. So, that’s ONE. Where do you get “a ton lately” from?