Lin-Manuel Miranda has confirmed the much-anticipated movie is in the works. He is also bringing his first Tony-winning production, In the Heights, to the big screen.
If you've have watched Hamilton with its original Broadway cast, you know you've earned some bragging rights. But now that is a distant past, as one can now watch the film in all its glory. Yes, you read that right. At Sundance, Lin-Manuel Miranda confirmed that a Hamilton movie is in the works and it includes footage of the original cast, reports Town&Country.
Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about finding the right time to release the #Hamilton movie: “You all have that friend who brags, 'I saw that with the original cast.' We’re stealing that brag from everyone. You’re all gonna see it with the original cast" | Studio presented by @ItsOnATT pic.twitter.com/zum7otFexr— Variety (@Variety) January 29, 2020
Miranda, in a conversation with Variety, said, "What I'm most excited about [is] you all have that friend that is like, 'I saw it with the original cast.' We're stealing that brag from everyone because you're all going to see it with the original cast. We're just trying to find the right time to do it." But before Hamilton releases on the big screen, Miranda is bringing his first Tony-winning production, In the Heights, to the big screen.
WELP.... Cat’s outta the bag now! 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals ‘Hamilton’ Movie Will Feature Original Broadway Cast https://t.co/d5F04Jiikg— Christopher Jackson (@ChrisisSingin) January 30, 2020
The musical is centered around the Hispanic community that resides in Manhattan's Washington Heights and was directed by Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M.Chu. Miranda said, "The lesson I got from Jon is we’re allowed to take up space with our stories. He used his post-'Crazy Rich Asians' capital to say, 'No, we get to take a big swing.' This story, which could very easily have been this indie tiny musical about this neighborhood, [he] was like, 'This deserves a big swing. And this deserves to be as big as any of the other movies out there.'"
HAMILTON MOVIE ADAPTATION WITH THE ORIGINAL HAMILTON CAST IS THE GOOD NEWS WE ALL NEED FROM ALL THE CRAZY THINGS HAPPENING— pocahontas 🍃 (@julyabeatrixx) January 30, 2020
The Hamilton movie will reprise its original cast including Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Phillipa Soo as Eliza, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica,and Daveed Diggs as Thomas Jefferson to name a few. The Wall Street Journal in 2018 stated that the film wouldn't come out "until 2020 or 2021", adding that the film would be "an exact replica of the Broadway production, including an intermission."
lin: you're gonna get a hamilton movie with the original cast— lin memeuel (@linmemeuel) February 1, 2020
According to Yahoo, "Hamilton is the story of Alexander Hamilton, who is one of the founding fathers of the United States. It is based loosely based on Ron Chernow’s biography. In the original Broadway production, the role of Hamilton was played by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also created the musical’s book, music, and lyrics."