AceShowbiz - Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda has put the release of his new documentary on hold in light of the Black Lives Matter protests taking place across the U.S.
The "Hamilton" creator and actor had been due to share "We Are Freestyle Love Supreme", a film about his improv hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme, on Hulu this week, but he has since delayed the launch to show solidarity with social and racial justice advocates.
"We will be postponing the release of the We Are Freestyle Love Supreme documentary and look forward to sharing it with you in the future," reads a group statement posted on Twitter.
The announcement also included ways for followers to help and support the Black Lives Matter movement.
The message continued, "We are for the freedom of expression, creativity, inclusion, equality, and most of all, love," the group said. "Our work has always centered around creating a safe space for those ideals to flourish. Our show does not exist without the operations of brilliant black artists that created two of our most beloved American art forms, jazz and hip-hop."
"Today our country, our world struggles to reach an end to this systemic racial injustice, intolerance, police brutality and hate. We add our voices to that fight."
"We Are Freestyle Love Supreme", which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, chronicles Miranda's reunion with a number of his Hamilton collaborators, with whom he had performed improv shows before and after the show became a Broadway smash.
A new launch date has yet to be revealed.
It is thought to be the first film to have its release postponed in the wake of George Floyd's murder at the hands of a white police officer in Minnesota last week.
The news comes days after Miranda personally expressed his deep regret for not taking an official stand on police brutality, racism, and white supremacy issues sooner, branding his previous silence "a moral failure."