A filmed stage performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s celebrated musical “Hamilton” is coming to cinemas next year with The Walt Disney Studios set to distribute the film in the United States and Canada on October 15th 2021. Disney is paying a pretty penny for it too, forking over an estimated $75 million to acquire the 160 minute project which will head to Disney+ once it finishes its cinema run.
The film features the original Broadway cast performing the eleven-time-Tony Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award, and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical. It is said to be “a leap forward in the art of live capture” with a ‘uniquely intimate’ method that combines live theater and film.
Miranda says in a statement: “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.”
The original cast includes Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renee Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Tony Award nominees Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jonathan Groff as King George; Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton; and Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.
Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, and Ephraim Sykes co-star. The project was shot at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June 2016, two weeks before major members of said cast wrapped their roles.
Source: Disney Pictures & Deadline