The smash-hit musical 'Hamilton' could be headed to cinemas in the next two years, according to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal.
According to inside sources, the multi-awarding musical based on America's founding father Alexander Hamilton is currently in the middle of a bidding war between studios to distribute a 2016 recording with the original Broadway cast, including Lin Manuel-Miranda. The current price tag is somewhere in the region of $50 million, and could potentially go higher.
WSJ's sources indicate that the 2016 recording is more likely to hit cinemas than, say, a film adaption and point out that the recording won't be released for another two years - most likely because they still want to sell tickets for live shows while it's still a hot property. Lin Manuel-Miranda will have his first starring role in a movie this year with 'Mary Poppins Returns', starring alongside Emily Blunt as Poppins whilst Miranda will play Jack, a lamplighter who was an apprentice of Bert, the role made famous by Dick Van Dyke.
Miranda, who wrote 'Hamilton', also has another musical of his ready for adaptation. 'In The Heights' is set to be adapted by Jon M. Chu, who directed this year's dramedy 'Crazy Rich Asians'.