Following the success of Disney’s “Moana,” Lin-Manuel Miranda, who penned the music for the pic, has set up another animated project, “Vivo,” with Sony Animation.
Miranda will write several songs for the film while his “Hamilton” screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes will pen the script. Kirk De Micco will direct.
Lisa Stewart is producing and Laurence Mark is exec producer. The movie will bow on Dec. 18, 2020.
Originally set up at DreamWorks Animation, the film follows a monkey who loves music and adventure, leading him to make a dangerous journey from Havana to Miami to fulfill his destiny.
Miranda’s recent successes with “Hamilton” and “Moana” breathed life into several of his other projects, including an “In the Heights” adaptation at the Weinstein Co. Like “Vivo,” “In the Heights” was originally set up at Universal, but was put into turnaround after budget issues.
Miranda has stayed busy on the movie front, and is about to make his theatrical acting debut as the male lead in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” which films next year. He is repped by WME.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.