‘Hamilton’ Might Be Headed to the Big Screen

/Film | 7/24/2018 | Chris Evangelista
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Alexander Hamilton, movie audiences are waiting in the wings for you. Hamilton is a worldwide phenomenon, and people have been wondering when the inevitable movie adaptation would be announced. Well, you might be able to see Hamilton on the big screen very soon, but not as an adaptation. Instead, a recorded version of the hit musical with the original Broadway cast is currently being fought over in Hollywood.

Hey, have you heard of this play Hamilton? It’s supposed to be pretty good! I jest, of course. Everyone has heard of Hamilton, and rightfully so – the hit play from future EGOT winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is every bit as good as you’ve heard, and better. Miranda’s musical history lesson opened on Broadway in 2015 and quickly became a box office juggernaut. As is the case with most hit musicals, many have wondered when we’d get a Hamilton movie adaptation. According to the Wall Street Journey, the answer is soon. Sort of. We’ll likely have to wait a several more years before a full blown, big budget, big screen adaptation, but audiences can soon make due with a recording of the play featuring the original Broadway cast.

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Miranda and company filmed a live performance of the play back in 2016, right before Miranda and much of the original cast began to depart the production one by one.

1)So far @USATODAY is the only one not burying the lede:

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We're filming the original cast before I go.

At the time, there was no official word about when and where the filmed version of Hamilton would pop up. Now, according to WSJ, “Hollywood studios are currently bidding for the big-screen rights” to the production, and said rights “could sell for more than $50 million, two of the people with knowledge of the deal talks said.”

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