We’ve had a few days to accept that Daveed Diggs—Hamilton’s original Thomas Jefferson and “favorite fightin’ Frenchman,” the Marquis de Lafayette—is leaving the Broadway production to pursue other projects.
“What comes next?” you and King George might ask. As it turns out, Hollywood: Diggs will star in Stephen Chbosky’s upcoming film Wonder.
Adapted from R.J. Palacio’s novel by the name name, Wonder tells the story of Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a young boy with a facial deformity, who is for the first time attending traditional school. Diggs plays his fifth grade teacher, Mr. Browne, and Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson play the roles of Auggie’s parents, Isabel and Nate Pullman.
Vanity Fair reports that while Wonder is Diggs’ first feature film, he has previously appeared in Law & Order: SVU and will purportedly star in the sports mockumentary Tour de Pharmacy. You can also catch him in Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down, which premiers August 12 on Netflix.
Moreover, if you haven’t watched Hobbes & Me, in which Diggs (Hobbes) and Rafael Casal (Calvin) act out scenes from Bill Watterson’s beloved comic strip, head to YouTube tout de suite.
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