Lin Manuel Miranda has finally confirmed the rumor that the Ham Fam was hoping to be true. Hamilton is hitting the big screen.

As Red Tricycle previously reported, the film version of the hit Broadway musical is in fact a recording of the live stage show and not an adaptation. Miranda confirmed in a recent interview with Variety that the film was shot when the original Hamilton cast was still performing on Broadway.

The original cast includes Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Jonathan Groff as King George III and Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson. In the interview Miranda explained, “You all have that friend who brags, ‘I saw that with the original cast.’ We’re stealing that brag from everyone. You’re all gonna see it with the original cast.”

The only question is when fans will finally get to see it? Miranda says, “Hopefully sooner than later.” With the Hamilton film already shot it’s just a matter of figuring out who will distribute it and when, so we can all finally get a peek in the room where it happens.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Hamilton Musical via Instagram

 

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