‘Hamilton’ Actress Phillipa Soo Joins Disney’s ‘Moana’

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Soo’s Broadway co-star Lin-Manuel Miranda is producing original music for the Walt Disney animation.

Next month, Lin-Manuel Miranda will exit as the star of his Broadway juggernaut Hamilton. But soon he’ll be reuniting with one of his co-stars on another project.

Phillipa Soo, who plays the role of Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza, in the 16 time Tony nominated musical, has joined the cast of the upcoming Walt Disney animation Moana, for which Miranda is writing original music.

Soo will be voicing a villager of Motunui, Moana’s home island. EWfirst reported the casting.

The film will star newcomer Auli’i Cravalho as Moana Waialiki, a young girl in the South Pacific who sets sale in search of a fabled island with the help of legendary demi-god Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson.

Princess and the Frog writer-directors Ron Clements and John Musker are directing the animation from their screenplay, which was also written by John Musker, Pamela Ribon and Thor: Ragnorok helmer Taikia Waititi.

Moana is set to hit theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday, on Nov. 23.

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