Columbia Pictures will develop a film about the life of P.T. Barnum based on an untitled pitch from Moneyball writer Stan Chervin.

According to Variety, Todd Garner will produce through his Broken Road Productions banner.

The film will cover the early years of Barnum, who rose from a shopkeeper to the charismatic showman who built the circus he called "The Greatest Show on Earth."

No production date has been set.