The musical genius behind Hamilton is in talks with Disney about working with them on a new animated film project.
So far, Miranda has certainly won Disney’s favour with his work on the music for the upcoming release Moana, and will be joining Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns. Now, he says he’s attached to work with Zootropolis director Byron Howard on a new feature.
Miranda told Vulture: “John Lasseter took me aside and said, 'I have an idea: Here's Byron, and you guys should start talking.'” However, there are no details for the new feature so far since they’ve barely begun even talking about it, let alone actually putting something into development: "We literally haven't gotten in the room yet, but we're plotting."
For now, though, Miranda has more than enough on his plate from both his musical Hamilton, which he is setting up new casts and tours for, and Disney themselves - there are talks about him joining their live action remake of The Little Mermaid, though it’s also early days for that project. "We're in super-early talks — I literally don't have a title for what my job on The Little Mermaid is yet," he says. "Right now, it's the guy who wears the 'don't mess it up' hat. If I could sign a contract with that job title on it, that would be great! But that's sort of where we are."
In the meantime, we can look forward to hearing more of Miranda’s musical talent in Moana, which will arrive in the UK on 2nd December.