Luxury cruise line Cunard, are proud to host the first Hollywood movie premiere on a passenger ship. Cunard and 20th Century Fox have partnered to roll out the red carpet to A-listers Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya when flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 hosts the world premiere of 20th Century Fox’s “The Greatest Showman” in New York.
“The Greatest Showman” is an original musical that tells the story of visionary P.T. Barnum and how he created the Barnum & Bailey Circus. The film, directed by Michael Gracey and written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon, will debut in theaters nationwide on December 25, 2017.
P.T. Barnum sailed multiple times on various Cunard ships to cross the Atlantic between New York and England. His most notable voyage was in 1850 when he invited legendary opera singer Jenny Lind (the “Swedish Nightingale”) to come to America with him to be part of his show. They sailed into New York on Cunard’s Cambria where almost 40,000 fans greeting them at the docks.
The film premiere will take place while the ship is docked in her U.S. homeport of Brooklyn, New York. The red carpet event will be live streamed to all of Queen Mary 2’s passengers who are on board, getting ready to set sail that evening across the Atlantic.
Cunard has a long history of hosting celebrities and exclusive events on their ships. Luminaries from Elizabeth Taylor and Rita Hayworth to Wes Anderson and Tilda Swinton have sailed with the line. Sting performed songs in Queen Mary 2’s Royal Court Theatre, Carly Simon filmed her “Moonlight Serenade” DVD on board, and both Francis Ford Coppola and Ed Sheeran sailed recently to work on their craft while at sea.
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