Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Working on a Movie Musical About an Adventurous Monkey

first_img View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Not only is the man non-stop—he’s also speeding up. Sony Pictures Animation has fast tracked the movie musical Vivo, featuring 11 songs written by Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film, featuring a script by Miranda’s In the Heights collaborator Quiara Alegría Hudes, is slated for a December 18, 2020 release, according to Deadline.For those attempting to keep track of all of Miranda’s screen projects, let’s break this down: Moana just landed at the top of the box office charts; Mary Poppins Returns premieres on Christmas Day, 2018; he’s teaming up with Alan Menken for a new The Little Mermaid; he’s creative producing and the man behind the music for the The Kingkiller Chronicle film and TV series; the Weinstein Company is at work on bringing In the Heights to the big screen.Kirk DeMicco (The Croods) will direct the new movie, which was originally developed by DreamWorks Animation shortly following the success of In the Heights. The story follows a capuchin monkey with a passion for adventure and music who travels from Havana to Miami. This is not to be confused with that Stephen Schwartz animated movie musical from DreamWorks featuring Lea Michele as a Bollywood superstar monkey.last_img

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