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I read somewhere he was going to be cast as Hamiltion?
I can't imagine anyone other than the original star being cast - or allowing anyone else to be cast - in the lead. Although if you could post a link to or scan of whatever you read, that
might provide some insight.

More significantly, Variety reported in June that:

Quote:Studios have been salivating at the thought of landing the “Hamilton” movie rights, but Miranda isn’t even taking meetings.

Which would make it hard to cast anyone in a film.

Unless you mean Downey taking over the role on stage? He's a little old for the role, I think.... plus he can definitely carry a tune, but unsure if he'd be up for the lead in a sung-through 2+ hour musical.