After changing the way we looked at American history and making a Broadway musical about democracy the hottest ticket on Broadway, Lin- Manuel Miranda and the original cast of Hamilton are bringing this once in a lifetime musical experience to the silver screen. Entertainment Weekly reports that the feature film adaption of Hamilton will premiere on October 15, 2021. While his upcoming adaption of the Broadway groundbreaker In The Heights is an adaption of that show, Hamilton will not be. Miranda had expressed a desire to film the show with the original cast several years ago, and it looks like we now will get to finally see that footage on the big screen.
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Miranda will again star as American Founding Father and first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, and he is bringing the entirety of the original cast with him. It includes Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Daveed Diggs — (Tony Award winners for their portrayals of Hamilton’s duel adversary Aaron Burr, Hamilton’s proto-feminist sister-in-law Angelica Schuyler, and the dual role of Hamilton’s French ally Marquis de Lafayette as well as American rival Thomas Jefferson). Anthony Ramos also did double duty playing both Hamilton’s best friend John Laurens and son Philip in the original cast. His on-set romance and now fiancée, Jasmine Cephas Jones plays Peggy Schuyler and Hamilton’s mistress Maria Reynolds.
Rounding out the cast is Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Philippa Soo as Hamilton’s wife, Eliza Schuyler, Okieriete Onaodowan as spy Hercules Mulligan and Jefferson ally James Madison, and Jonathan Groff as King George III. Groff was one of the first major actors to leave the production, but thankfully made a return to the stage production for the filmed performance.
Hamilton hits the big screen on October 15, 2021