‘Hamilton’ Stage Director Thomas Kail Circles Disney’s ‘Moana’

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Recently, Walt Disney announced a live-action adaption of the hit 2016 animated film Moana, which has been put into development. Dwayne Johnson will return as the demi-god Maui, but the studio is looking to recast the role of Moana. Unfortunately, no director was announced at the time of the announcement.

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Now, Daniel Richtman has revealed on his Patreon that stage director Thomas Kail is circling the director’s chair. Kail worked alongside playwriter and singer Lin-Manuel Miranda on the hit stage play Hamilton. Miranda wrote several songs for Moana and seems to be on his way to returning for the live-action adaptation. Jared Bush also returns to pen the screenplay after writing the original animated film. Production is expected to begin later this Fall in Hawaii.

UPDATE: The story was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.

Moana is slated to hit sometime in 2025

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