Daveed Diggs, who won a Tony for his work on Broadway’s Hamilton, is heading to the movies.
The actor, how plays Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette in the smash Broadway musical, is joining Wonder, Lionsgate’s adaptation of the R.J. Palacio YA novel.
The actor’s last performance on the Hamilton stage was Friday night (July 15).
Room star Jacob Tremblay leads a cast that also includes Julia Robert, Owen Wilson and Noah Jupe in the project being directed by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower).
The script, by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad, centers on Auggie Pullman, a young boy who was born with a facial deformity. For the first time, Auggie is going to a mainstream school, starting the fifth grade at Beecher Prep.
Diggs will play Tremblay’s teacher.
The actor is no stranger to the screen. He has appeared on TV’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Get Down and performed a rap for Disney’s animated hit, Zootopia.
This article originally appeared in THR.com.