Now that Dreamworks has killed the Croods sequel, the directors of the film—Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco—have to look for new jobs. The dessert-loving DeMicco (above, left) seems to have found his next gig: directing an animated musical by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda (above, right) at Sony Pictures Animation.
The film, entitled Vivo, was announced today and has been fast-tracked by Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson, who herself left Dreamworks after the film she was producing, B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, was canned.
According to Deadline, which broke the news, Miranda’s Vivo was also set up at Dreamworks around six years ago, before the Pulitzer-winning playwright had hit it big with Hamilton, but was garnering Hollywood’s attention for an earlier stage production, In The Heights. The story follows a music-loving capuchin monkey who travels from Havana, Cuba to Miami to become a musical star. The film will contain 11 songs written by Miranda.