The hip hop musical about the founding father of the United States is about to hit the streaming platforms as can be seen in the trailer for ‘Hamilton’ at Disney+.
It was previously announced that Disney invested $75 million for the global rights to the film, beating out several rival studio suitors.
Shortly after the acquisition, the studio decided to send the film to its streaming service instead of booking it for theatrical release; the original release date of the photo in theaters is October 15, 2021.
This is an excellent moment because most cinemas globally won’t open until July 10, and then they will show ‘Mulan’ on July 24 and Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ on July 31.
The Broadway hip-hop musical with lyrics, music, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda was nominated for 16 Tony’s, including Best Musical in 2016.
The musical also won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for its drama. The feature film of the stage musical was recorded two weeks before the original performance was to come down.
That cast included Miranda in the title role, Daveed Diggs as Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Jonathan Groff as King George; Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jasmine Cephas Jones as Maria Reynolds; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Okieriete Onaodowan as James Madison; Anthony Ramos as Philip Hamilton; and Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton.
Director Tommy Kail directed both the stage version and the film, which consisted of three live performances, as well as some shots of editing without an audience.
All the material was used to create multiple angles, to ensure the cinematic nature of the event, the trailer for ‘Hamilton’ at Disney+ shows that the release date will be July 3.