Hamilton Star Heads for Hollywood


Mary Poppins

Hamilton star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is heading for Hollywood, but unfortunately for fans of the musical, it won’t be in the film version of the show. This week was quite momentous for Miranda, as it was announced that he would be involved in two major film projects. The first was his official casting as Jack, a new character in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel, in which he will star alongside Emily Blunt, who is set to play the title character.

Mary Poppins

The second was definitely more personal to Miranda, as his first big show, In The Heights is now back in the works under Harvey Weinstein, after being put on the back burner for several years.

In the Heights
Screengrab from YouTube (PBS); In the Heights opening night

On top of all this, Miranda is on track to becoming one of the few people with EGOT title, as he is working on the upcoming Pixar film ‘Moana’, which will likely earn him an Oscar for best original song or animated film.

Moana

Hamilfans can still look forward to a Hamilton film being made, but shouldn’t hold their breath for it either. Miranda also stated in an interview this week that a Hamilton film probably wouldn’t come to fruition for another twenty years. This should come as no surprise to many theater fans, as hit shows like Wicked haven’t even had film adaptations, while Les Misérables took over 25 years to come to fruition.

Back at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, the cast of Hamilton prepares for more cast and dynamic changes as Miranda departs the show in July, due to his involvement in the aforementioned projects.

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  1. […] the sequel to the beloved classic about the stern nanny with magical powers. Though it was previously reported that Emily Blunt will play the lead role and that Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a new character […]

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