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Hamilton is a 2020 film, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail. The cast of the film consists of Miranda in the titular role, along with the original Broadway cast of the musical.

The film was released on Disney+ on July 3, 2020.

Plot

The life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.

Cast

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton
  • Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton
  • Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler
  • Christopher Jackson as George Washington
  • Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson
  • Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison
  • Anthony Ramos as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton
  • Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds
  • Jonathan Groff as King George III

Production

On February 3, 2020, it had been announced that Walt Disney Studios had acquired the worldwide distribution rights for the film for $75 million. The film is produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller and Thomas Kail.

Filming

The film is edited together from three performances of Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City in 2016 with the original Broadway cast members, combined with a few "setup shots" recorded without an audience present. The footage, shot by RadicalMedia, was originally filmed to be spliced into the 2016 documentary, Hamilton's America.

Release

The film was originally scheduled for an October 15, 2021 theatrical release by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, but was later moved up to July 3, 2020 on Disney+, as announced by Lin-Manuel Miranda on May 12, 2020, due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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