Hamilton is coming to the big screen. The Walt Disney Studios will release a film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical on Friday, October 15, 2021. The movie will feature numerous members of the original cast, including Miranda (reprising his leading role as Alexander Hamilton), Daveed Diggs (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr).
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who’s also co-producing the Hamilton movie, said in a press release:
I fell in love with musical storytelling growing up with the legendary Howard Ashman-Alan Menken Disney collaborations—The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin.
I’m so proud of what Tommy Kail has been able to capture in this filmed version of Hamilton—a live theatrical experience that feels just as immediate in your local movie theater. We’re excited to partner with Disney to bring the original Broadway company of Hamilton to the largest audience possible.
Thomas Kail, who directed and co-produced the film, added:
We are thrilled for fans of the show, and new audiences across the world, to experience what it was like on stage—and in the audience—when we shot this at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016. We wanted to give everyone the same seat, which is what this film can provide.
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