Lin-Manuel Miranda is making new moves…
The 40-year-old Puerto Rican actor/singer and Broadway star will star in The Making Of, a romantic comedy written and produced by Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz.
In addition to Miranda, who recently earned a spot of Forbes’ High-Paid Actors list, the film will also star Richard Gere, Diane Keaton and Blake Lively.
The Making Of centers on two couples: long-married filmmakers (Gere and Keaton) have cast overemotional actors (Lively and Miranda) to portray their younger selves in the story of their great love. Unfortunately, by the time shooting begins, their fabled marriage is unraveling. The filmmakers want to make a hit; the actors want to tell the true story. Whose version really is the truth? And how do they distinguish between real love and movie love when their lives and their work become hopelessly intertwined?
The film will be a production of Zwick & Herskovitz’ The Bedford Falls Company. It will shoot next spring.
Miranda can currently be seen on Disney+ in the film version of his Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton.
Miranda previously starred in Speech & Debate, Mary Poppins Returns and The Odd Life of Timothy Green. He’ll appear in the film adaptation of another of his Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals, In The Heights.