Lin-Manuel Miranda is has the write stuff for Walt Disney…
The 35-year-old Puerto Rican composer, rapper, lyricist, and actor has signed on to write music for Moana, an upcoming project from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The announcement was made at The Official Disney Fan Club‘s D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim with Dwayne Johnson, who will be starring in the film as the mighty demi-god Maui, on hand.
Miranda, who has been teasing the announcement on social media, also shared the news via a video Tweet.
Moana follows “a spirited teenager who sets out to prove herself a master wayfinder,” according to press materials.
The film will also feature the talents of Grammy-winning composer Mark Mancina (The Lion King) and Opetaia Foa’i (founder and lead singer of the world music award-winning band Te Vaka).
According to Miranda, the trio have been collaborating for over a year and a half.
Moana is set to open in theaters on November 23, 2016.
Directors John Musker and Ron Clements will helm the film with Osnat Shurer producing.
Miranda, a Tony and Grammy award winner, recently received Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Critics Circle Awards for Hamilton, which is currently running at the Richard Rodgers Theatre after an engagement at the Public Theater.
He’s a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his musical In the Heights, and is also the coauthor of Bring it On: The Musical.
Miranda received a Primetime Emmy Award for his opening number for the 67th Annual Tony Awards, written with Tom Kitt.