The film version of the Broadway musical phenom, Hamilton, will premiere on streaming service Disney+ starting July 3. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda first posted the trailer on his Twitter account Sunday, with the note: “May you always be satisfied.”
Originally scheduled for a theatrical release in 2021, the film captures live Broadway performances over several days in 2016 with Miranda in the lead role and original cast members including Daveed Diggs, Phillipa Soo, Jonathan Groff, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Anthony Ramos, and Okieriete Onaodowan.
As reported by CNN today, Miranda gave details of the shoot to Good Morning America : “I’m really glad we had the luxury to basically shoot an independent film in our first year. We filmed a live performance with cameras in the audience on a Sunday matinee. Then the audience left, and we continued to film close-ups and dolly shots all night Sunday,” he explained. “All day Monday, we continued to film close-ups and steady cam, all of the coverage you would want to get in a movie. We continued to film all day Tuesday morning continuing into another live show Tuesday night with all of the cameras in the audience in different positions. It was basically a three-day film shoot with the best rehearsed cast in the history of movies, as we’d basically been doing the show for a year at that point.”
Hamilton premieres at midnight, July 3 PT (that’s 3 AM for those on the East Coast) exclusively on the streaming subscription service Disney+. Cost to subscribe: $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year.