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Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals Why He Doesn't Plan on Making 'Hamilton' Into a Movie

Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals Why He Doesn't Plan on Making 'Hamilton' Into a Movie

Now that the stage version of Hamilton has hit Disney+, fans are wondering if they Broadway show will ever be turned into a movie. However, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.

According to Lin-Manuel Miranda, he doesn’t have any plans on making a movie version of Hamilton.

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During an interview with Variety a few months ago, the 40-year-old Tony winner revealed that he’s not convinced that Hamilton will be taking the same path as his other Broadway show In The Heights, which first started off on Broadway and now has been turned into a movie.

“I don’t love a lot of movie musicals based on shows because it’s hard to stick the landing,” Lin shared. “I’m very proud of [director] 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.”

The filmed stage version of Hamilton‘s director Tommy Kail agreed with Lin.

“I don’t know what the narrative feature of Hamilton looks like either,” Tommy admitted. “But my sense is that – and Lin might have struck on the key to it for me – when you are making an adaptation of a musical that is a movie, it shouldn’t necessarily try to be the stage play. It needs to be free from that, because you’ll fail.”

Tommy continued: “I’m going to make something that lives alongside that, just like it lives alongside a high school production, a college production, and the original Broadway production, and all of the revivals of it.”

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