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‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda says he hopes film hits theaters eventually

Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda talked about the Broadway play’s film hitting Disney Plus in July

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is Alexander Hamilton and Leslie Odom, Jr., is Aaron Burr in “Hamilton.” “Hamilton” is one of several productions making a return to Broadway in the fall.

Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr and Lin-Manuel Miranada as Alexander Hamilton in “Hamilton.”

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“Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda recently said he hopes that the Broadway play’s film adaptation hits movie theaters sometime in the future.

What’s happening:

  • Miranda told Variety that he hopes the film version of the show — which will drop on Disney Plus on July 3 — will be released in movie theaters in the future. The film was set to be released in theaters in 2021, but Disney moved it up to the summer of 2020 as the company shifted its releases schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Miranda said: “We hope the possibility still exists and that once movie theaters are open again, there’s a world in which this plays in movie theaters. But you also have to acknowledge the timeline of the reality you live in. The timeline we live in, there’s no live theater anywhere. I’m just thrilled that we have this giant joyous reminder of how special live theater is in the form of this ‘Hamilton’ movie.”
  • The “Hamilton” film isn’t a live-action feature film of the play. It’s a recorded broadcast of the original Broadway play released in a film format.
  • Miranda said a movie version could come in the future: “I don’t love a lot of movie musicals based on shows because it’s hard to stick the landing. I’m very proud of Jon Chu’s version of ‘In the Heights.’ It is a different animal than the stage production. As long as I think of those as different things, it’s exciting. I don’t know what a cinematic version of ‘Hamilton’ looks like. If I had, I’d have written it as a movie.”

Will ‘Hamilton’ on Disney Plus have swears?

  • Miranda announced on Twitter this week that “Hamilton” will have one F-word when it hits Disney Plus in July, as I reported for the Deseret News.
  • Miranda said he and his team eliminated two references of the F-word from the film version. It is said three times throughout the entire play.
  • Miranda previously told The New York Times that his team would “mute a word here or there to reach the largest audience possible, I’m OK with that, because your kids already have the original language memorized.”