Two of the busiest men in show business are Dwayne Johnson and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who recently worked together on Disney's new animated hit Moana, with Lin-Manuel Miranda writing the music and Dwayne Johnson providing the voice of Maui. Dwayne Johnson launched his Seven Bucks Productions YouTube channel earlier this year. Now, both Dwayne Johnson and Lin-Manuel Miranda have released a new video that teases a project they're working on called Millennials: The Musical. While this preview video screams parody, the full musical will actually debut on Tuesday, November 29.
This eight-minute teaser debuted on the Seven Bucks YouTube, where both Dwayne Johnson and Lin-Manuel Miranda tell how that they were both pitched this idea through Twitter from a filmmaker named "Michael Palomar" for this musical. This video shows how this group of millennials react to the script being changed at the last minute by the filmmaker, and much more. Here's the official description of this video from the YouTube channel.
"Fresh off the heels of their Disney movie, Moana, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Lin-Manuel Miranda decided to put their producing chops to the test by releasing their very own YouTube musical epic, "Millennials: The Musical"! #Dwaynesgiving #MillennialsTheMusical. You can watch the musical in full next Tuesday (11/29) on The Rock's YouTube channel, but for now enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at the creation of their musical epic!"
It isn't known if this will actually be a feature-length musical, or if the entire production will be a musical parody like this eight-minute preview. We also get to see the filmmaker trying to convince the choreographer to change all of the dance routines and the composer change all of the songs, just days before opening night. Unfortunately, we don't get to see any of the dance routines or hear any of the songs in this extended sneak peek, so we'll have to wait until Tuesday for the full musical.
Dwayne Johnson and Lin-Manuel Miranda's movie Moana was a box office hit this weekend, earning $55.5 million over the three-day weekend, and $81.1 million over the five-day long holiday weekend. Dwayne Johnson will next be seen in Fast & Furious 8 (Apri 14, 2017), Baywatch (May 19, 2017) and Jumanji (December 22, 2017). Lin-Manuel Miranda will star in and work on the music for Mary Poppins Returns, starring alongside Emily Blunt. Take a look at this new preview for Millennials: The Musical, and check back on Tuesday for the whole musical.