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.
(Updated June 6, 2016)