Hamilton is one of the biggest musical extravaganzas of our time, bringing more people to the theater and making more people interested in musicals and their songs. Now, fans and curious folks have something to look forward to as Hamilton is headed to the big screen!
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, studios are in a bidding war to secure the rights to screen the film.
There’s a catch, though. The film will not be an adaptation, but a filmed onstage version recorded in 2016 (Rachelle Ann Go, who plays Elizabeth Schuyler won’t be involved since she joined the West End cast in 2017).
Whatever the case, we’re all looking forward to it, especially those who had to watch bootleg recordings on YouTube.
Hamilton is about US founding father Alexander Hamilton. While it may sound irrelevant if you’re not American, when you consider that black and Hispanic men play the all-white Founding Fathers, it shows how diverse America, and the rest of the world is, today. And oh, the music is set to hip-hop, winning Best Musical Theater Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards. According to JJ Abrams, “It can safely be said that Hamilton is one of the best things—not just theatrical events—you’ll ever see.”
If everything goes well, Hamilton is expected to hit screens in 2020 or 2021.
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