The Walt Disney Studios has announced that they will be releasing a filmed version of Hamilton to theaters on October 15, 2021.
The musical, written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana, Mary Poppins Returns), premiered on Broadway at The Richard Rogers Theatre in 2015. The version that’s being released was recorded in 2016 at that theatre featuring the original cast, including Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs, Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Anthony Ramos, and Jonathan Groff (Frozen).
The delay in the release of Hamilton may be in order to avoid conflict with the film version of Miranda’s first musical, In The Heights, which is being released this summer by Warner Bros. Pictures. That film stars Ramos and features Miranda in a supporting role.