A film adaptation of Hamilton is on the way starring the cast of the stage production, but it might not be quite what you’re expecting.
The acclaimed musical drama tells the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, blending contemporary styles like R&B, pop and soul with more traditional show tunes.
The upcoming film version isn’t an outright adaptation in the style of 2012’s Les Miserables or 2019’s Cats (*shudder*), but a recording of the stage show filmed across three live performances.
Clocking in at two hours and 40 minutes long, rights to the release have been acquired by Disney for a hefty $75 million, with a planned release on 15th October 2021, reports Deadline Hollywood.
The film version will allow fans to see the show from multiple cinematic angles, while also avoiding the hassle of trying to secure tickets at great expense.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 3, 2020