Disney is bringing Hamilton to the big screen. Following what is believed to have been a long period of competitive negotiations, the studio has won the worldwide distribution rights to the film of the original staged performance of the Tony-winning musical. The film will be released in North America on Oct. 15, 2021.
According to sources familiar with the deal, the studio paid a massive $75 million for the global rights to the finished film, which was live-captured in 2016 when the company that helped build the show remained intact.
Lin-Manuel Miranda will lead the original Broadway cast as Alexander Hamilton, starring alongside Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Renee Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Jonathan Groff as King George, Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton and Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds.
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