It took Hugh Jackman years to bring his passion project, the P.T. Barnum bio-film The Greatest Showman, to the big screen, and right as the process began, he endured a health scare that could have put a damper on the whole thing. But Jackman persevered, in true P.T. Barnum fashion, and you can see the tear-jerking result below.

Starring Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Tony nominee Michelle Williams, and more, The Greatest Showman is described as "a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation." It will be released nationwide on December 20.