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Walt Disney Pictures will bring 'Hamilton' to the big screen in 2021

Hamilton is headed to the big screen! The Walt Disney Company, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller, and Thomas Kail announced today that 11-time-Tony Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award and Pulitzer Prize winning stage musical will arrive in theaters in 2021. It will feature the show’s original Broadway cast with what is being teased as a leap forward in the art of “live capture.” The film aims to transport its audience into the world of Hamilton in a uniquely intimate way, combining the best elements of live theater and film.

The original Broadway cast appearing in the film include, in addition to Miranda in the title role, Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Renée 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, Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds, Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in addition to Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, and Ephraim Sykes.

Producers for Hamilton, the film of the original Broadway production, include Miranda, Seller, and Kail, who also directs.

“Lin-Manuel Miranda created an unforgettable theater experience and a true cultural phenomenon,” says Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “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.”

“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,'” said Lin-Manuel Miranda. “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.”

“We are thrilled for fans of the show, and new audiences across the world,” says Kail, “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.”

Look for Hamilton to hit the big screen on October 15, 2021.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.

 

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