in the heights release date

While there are still a few stragglers – TenetMulanWonder Woman 1984 – the 2020 summer movie season is fairly decimated due to the coronavirus. It’s disappointing, but also understandable. And now, one of this summer’s most-anticipated movies has become one of next summer’s most-anticipated instead. In the Heights, the big-screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s other hit musical, just moved to summer 2021.

In the Heights

I was pretty damn excited to check out In the Heights this summer. I’m a fan of the Broadway production, and I thought the trailer for the movie looked sharp, snappy, and energetic. Alas, I’m going to have to wait longer to see it. A lot longer, in fact. We’re talking an entire year, here. The Jon M. Chu-directed pic was set to arrive on June 26, 2020, but now, Warner Bros. has. moved it to June 18, 2021.

Both Chu and Miranda commented on the delay.

The news of the In the Heights delay comes on the heels of several other high-profile Warner Bros. films being pushed off their planned release dates, including The BatmanShazam 2, and The Many Saints of Newark. And yet, Tenet, another high-profile WB film, is still clinging to its July 17, 2020 release date for dear-life.

In the Heights stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, and Jimmy Smits. Here’s the synopsis:

The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big… “In the Heights.” Lights up on Washington Heights…The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. “In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.

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