Move over, Mufasa.
There’s a new king coming.
King George – together with Alexander Hamilton and company – are coming to a screen near you.
This July 3rd, just before Independence Day, a filmed version of the original Broadway musical Hamilton is coming to the streaming service Disney Plus.
In February, Disney announced it was bringing the film, which features the original Broadway cast, to North American cinemas in October 2021.
However, in a surprise reveal on Tuesday, show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger said the Hamilton film would now be available for streaming this July– 15 months ahead of schedule.
Directed by Thomas Kail, the Hamilton movie was compiled from stage performances filmed at the Richard Rodgers Theatre shortly before the departure of the original cast.
Since it debuted on Broadway in 2015, the musical has been seen by nearly 3 million people and grossed $650 million.