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The first official trailer for the “Hamilton” film adaptation dropped Sunday night during the 2020 ESPY awards and was later widely released by Disney.

What’s going on:

  • Disney released the first official trailer Sunday night for the “Hamilton” film, which is a film version of the original broadway production.
  • The film hits Disney Plus on July 3.
  • Watch the trailer below.

What’s the film about?

  • Disney released an official description of the project:

“An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of ‘Hamilton’ combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience. ‘Hamilton’ is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, ‘Hamilton’ has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre — a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.”

Details about the ‘Hamilton’ production

  • The new “Hamilton” film is based off of the play, which arrived on Broadway back in June 2016.
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda penned lyrics for the play.
  • “Hamilton” is based off of the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow.
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