Disney is shifting plans for a film release of the Hamilton stage show featuring the original Broadway cast.
Original Disney had a planned theatrical release set for October 15, 2021, but will now have the film hit Disney+ over a year earlier, on Friday, July 3, making the film available for the July 4th weekend. Disney describes the Hamilton film as “a leap forward in the art of ‘live capture,’ which transports it’s audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way.”
The film will be from a performance that was recorded at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre back in June 2016 and features Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in the starring role as well as Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; 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.
It’s only a matter of time…
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 12, 2020