Walt Disney Studios is set to release the Broadway hit musical Hamilton on the big screen. The studio won distribution rights to the film of the original staged performance of the Tony-winning stage musical.
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns) will once again lead the original Broadway cast, including Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom, Christopher Jackson, Jonathan Groff, and Phillipa Soo, among others.
The film is described as “combining the best elements of live theater and film, the result is a cinematic stage performance that is a wholly new way to experience Hamilton.”
Producers for Hamilton, the film of the original Broadway production, include Miranda, Jeffery Seller, and Thomas Kail, who also directs.
Disney CEO Bob Iger shared his excitement on the announcement:
“Lin-Manuel Miranda created an unforgettable theater experience and a true cultural phenomenon, and it was for good reason that Hamilton was hailed as an astonishing work of art. All who saw it with the original cast will never forget that singular experience, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share this same Broadway experience with millions of people around the world.”
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 3, 2020