The film of the original cast of “Hamilton” will premiere on Disney Plus on July 3.
The Walt Disney Company, as well as producers and creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller and Thomas Kail moved up the release date by more than a year as audiences remain at home due to COVID-19. The film, directed by Kail, was shot at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June 2016.
“I’m so grateful to Disney and Disney+ for reimagining and moving up our release to July 4th weekend of this year, in light of the world turning upside down,” Miranda said in the press release. “I’m so grateful to all the fans who asked for this, and I’m so glad that we’re able to make it happen. I’m so proud of this show. I can’t wait for you to see it.”
The movie was originally scheduled to be released in theaters in October 2021.
“In light of the extraordinary challenges facing our world, this story about leadership, tenacity, hope, love and the power of people to unite against the forces of adversity is both relevant and impactful,” Robert A. Iger, executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company, said in the press release.
The original Broadway cast appearing in the film includes Miranda, as well as Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Leslie Odom Jr., who all won Tony Awards for their performances.