The live action of Oceania has found its director: we are talking about Thomas Kail , director of the Hamilton film for Disney + in 2020, here in his debut as a feature film director.
Tony Award nominee for directing a musical with Lin-Manuel Miranda ‘s In the Height in 2008, in 2015 he reunited with Miranda in Hamilton which he directed Off Broadway, Broadway and London. The play took home eleven of the sixteen statuettes he was nominated for, Kail winning for directing.
Since 2012 he has also started working in Television, he directed Grease: Live , with which he won two Emmys: one for directing and one for producing.
He directed five of the eight episodes of the miniseries Fosse/Verdon , for which he was appointed director, and where he met his current partner: Michelle Williams .
Dwayne Johnson , voice of the demigod Maui in the animated film, will play the character in this live action remake.
Jared Bush , screenwriter of the animated film, wrote the remake with Dana Ledoux Miller .
The producers are Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions , and Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Co. Executive producers Auli’i Cravalho , voice of the protagonist Vaiana in the original film, and Scott Sheldon of Flynn Picture Co .