The actor, who won a Tony for his work on Broadway’s Hamilton, is making a transition into movies and is joining the cast of Wonder, Liongate’s adaptation of the R.J. Palacio novel.

The film, which is being directed by The Perks of Being a Wallflower’s Stephen Chbosky, also features Room star Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson and Noah Jupe.

The script, by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad, centres 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. Accordingly to Deadline.com, Daveed will play Mr. Browne, an English teacher at the school whose approach to literature is to teach what it means to be human.

Daveed, 34, came to prominence in the hit Broadway play Hamilton, originating the roles of Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette. He announced his departure from the play earlier this week, and his final performance was on Friday (15Jul16). As well as his upcoming movie role, Daveed also recently joined HBO’s upcoming sports mockumentary Tour De Pharmacy, written by Murray Miller and starring Andy Samberg, in the role of Canadian cyclist Young Slim Klingston. He will also have an arc on the next season of ABC’s Black-ish.