Hamilton Co-Star Joins Cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Moana Film

News   Hamilton Co-Star Joins Cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Moana Film Tony nominee Phillipa Soo will play a South Seas villager.
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Phillipa Soo

Phillipa Soo, the Tony-nominated leading lady of the Broadway smash Hamilton, will join her co-star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, in Disney's upcoming animated film Moana, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Miranda is writing music for the film, which “tells the story of a teenage girl from 2,000 years ago who sets sail to find a fabled island. She is joined by the demigod Maui,” voiced by Dwayne Johnson.

Soo, who plays Hamilton's long-suffering wife Eliza in the stage musical, will be playing a villager of Motunui, Moana’s home island, in the film. Soo was the original Natasha in the Off-Broadway hit Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and can be heard on the original cast album.

Moana, Disney's newest princess, will have the voice of 14-year-old Mililani, HI, native Auli’i Cravalho. Cravalho was discovered while singing at a charity event in Oahu. 

Moana is set to be released in cinemas November 23.

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(Updated June 6, 2016)

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