‘Hamilton’ Movie With Original Broadway Cast Coming to Theatres… A ‘Star Wars’ Movie Directed by a Woman Is ‘Absolutely’ Happening, Vows Kathleen Kennedy

Movie theatres aren’t throwing away their shot to have “Hamilton” on the big screen. Disney is bringing a film of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s stage sensation with the original Broadway cast to theatres, October 15th, 2021. The original Broadway cast includes Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Jonathan Groff as King George, Renee Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, and Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton.
(Source: Variety)

With the Skywalker saga now over following the release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is promising a more inclusive “Star Wars” franchise behind the camera in the future. Every “Star Wars” feature film has been directed by a male filmmaker (J.J Abrams was behind the camera for “Skywalker”), and Kennedy has faced increased pressure in recent years to diversify the franchise’s directing pool. Asked about whether or not a woman director would helm a “Star Wars” feature film in the future, Kennedy said, “Oh, absolutely. Without question.”

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