'Hamilton' Performances Might Be Heading to Big Screen
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Studio bosses are said to be fighting over the rights to a two-year-old performance of the show, which featured creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in the titular role.

AceShowbiz - Lin-Manuel Miranda is reportedly in talks to to take his Broadway smash "Hamilton" to the screen by airing a 2016 recording of the show.

The historical musical, a hip-hop style production about America's Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, has been a huge hit with theatre fans since its launch on the Great White Way in August, 2015, and now studio bosses are said to be fighting over the rights to a two-year-old performance of the show, which featured creator Miranda in the titular role.

The actor bowed out of the gig in July, 2016, but will return for a charity performance in his family's native Puerto Rico in January 2019.

According to the Wall Street Journal, executives from Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox are both interested in the project, as are chiefs from streaming service Netflix, with experts predicting that bidding on the rights to the show could reach $50 million (£38 million).

Miranda is also working on a movie adaptation of another of his Broadway musical successes, "In the Heights", which is currently being developed for Warner Bros. by director Jon M. Chu, ahead of a planned 2020 release.

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