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'Hamilton' film gets fast-tracked to Disney+

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Published on May 12, 2020 - Duration: 01:10s

'Hamilton' film gets fast-tracked to Disney+

A movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway mega-hit musical 'Hamilton' will start streaming on Disney+ one year ahead of its originally planned release date for movie screens.

Conway G.

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'Hamilton' film gets fast-tracked to Disney+

Fans of the blockbuster Broadway mega-musical Hamilton will have a lot to sing about come July 3rd.

Walt Disney announced Tuesday that the ground-breaking rap-infused musical based on the life of founding father and first treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton will bypass movie theaters and land on Disney+ more than a year ahead of schedule.

Eager to take on Netflix in the streaming wars, Disney had to dig deep to secure the film rights to this multiple award-winning show.

It cost Disney $75 million, but with that, Disney gets original content at a time when production shutdowns mean thereโ€™s very little new offerings in the pipeline.

The film version, recorded over three live performances featuring the original cast including show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, was originally slated to hit the big screen in October 2021.

Miranda said he was pleased the movie will now come to living rooms during the July 4th holiday weekend in the U.S..

Disney is hoping to recoup some of the cost by still planning to put the movie version up on the big screen.

No date yet for when that will happen.

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