In what may be the most expensive film right acquisition on the books, Disney has gone all in on the world wide distribution rights to the uber hot broadway hit!
Disney beat out other suitors and paid $75 million for worldwide rights to the show that won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Disney won the deal with a commitment for a wide global theatrical release for the 2 hour, 40 minute movie, which was shot two weeks before the original cast left.
Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted the news Monday that the movie adaptation of his groundbreaking Broadway show Hamilton was set for release by Disney in fall 2021.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 3, 2020