(CNBC) – Hollywood studios are bidding for the rights to bring the hit musical "Hamilton" to movie theaters, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people involved in the sales talks. But "Hamilton" for the big screen will not be a film adaptation, according to the Journal. Instead, it will be a recording of the show from 2016 with the original cast, including its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Warner Bros and 21st Century Fox are both contenders for the theatrical rights to "Hamilton." Netflix has also expressed interest. If Netflix prevails, "Hamilton" would likely be featured in few if any movie theaters. The worldwide rights for "Hamilton" could sell for more than $50 million, two people with knowledge of the deal talks told the Journal.The cultural phenomenon has won 11 Tony Awards, including best musical, as well as a Grammy and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Posted at 10:02 AM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 10:02:06-04
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