Here's The Huge Amount That Disney Paid For The Hamilton Movie
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical is coming to the big screen.
The famous Broadway musical Hamilton is coming to theatres thanks to Disney. We're now learning more about how it all came to be, and it involves a lot of money.
Multiple sites, including The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, and Variety, claim that Disney paid $75 million USD to acquire the rights to the Lin-Manuel Miranda movie. According to Deadline, this might be the highest-ever fee paid for a finished movie.
Unlike the movie versions of Cats or Rent, the movie edition of Hamilton uses footage captured during live performances of the show in 2016, just two weeks before the original cast left. It will also make use of "live capture" techniques to blend theater and film elements.
The Hamilton movie uses stage footage from three different live performances. There are also some "setup shots without an audience," Deadline reported. "All of the footage was used to create multiple angles, to ensure the cinematic nature of the event, without a bad seat in the house," the site said.
According to the reports, Disney outbid other companies in acquiring the Hamilton movie rights, including Warner Bros. Tommy Kail directed both the stage play used in the film, and movie version of Hamilton.
The Hamilton movie comes to theatres in North America on October 15, 2021. Release dates for other parts of the world have not been announced.
The big-screen adaptation will bring back writer and star Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, Daveed Diggs in a dual role as Maarquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Jonathan Groff as King George, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, and Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds, Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison, and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton.
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