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We all know who Lin-Manuel Miranda is: the guy from Mary Poppins Returns! Oh, he also wrote Hamilton, a billion-dollar Broadway sensation that’s become a cultural touchstone. But before there was Hamilton there was In the Heights, Miranda’s other award-winning musical. And now it’s headed to the big screen. Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu helms the film, which is set over the course of three sweltering summer days in Washington Heights in New York City. Watch the In the Heights trailer below.

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In the Heights movie cast

Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu is following up his smash hit rom-com with a film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. While Miranda has been announcing the film’s cast members through his Twitter account, today he announced one more addition to the movie’s ensemble: himself.  Read More »

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The In the Heights movie cast continues to grow, as Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu sets out to bring Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s other Broadway musical to the big screen. Jimmy SmitsBrooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Stephanie Beatriz, and several other actors have been added in the past few days. Hamilton veteran Anthony Ramos stars in the movie, which is based on Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical.

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in the heights cast

The upcoming feature film adaptation of In the Heights has found its Benny. Corey Hawkins, star of Straight Outta Compton and the 24 revival, has been cast in In the Heights as one of its lead characters Benny, originated by Christopher Jackson in the Tony Award-winning Broadway play. Hawkins’ addition fleshes out the In the Heights cast, which is lead by Anthony Ramos.

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in the heights movie cast

Anthony Ramos, who has appeared in Hamilton, can currently be seen in A Star is Born, and who has appeared in productions of the In the Heights stage production, is in talks to star in the In the Heights movie. The film is an adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s pre-Hamilton musical set over the course of three hot summer days in the neighborhood of Washington Heights.

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In the Heights details

Before Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name with his Broadway smash hit Hamilton, he created the Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights. That play has been inching toward a Hollywood adaptation since 2011, but it seems like it’s finally going to happen with director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) at the helm.

In a new interview, Chu explains his vision for bringing a movie adaptation to life and offers a few more In The Heights details that you can read about below. Read More »

In The Heights Movie release date

While we all bide our time until the inevitable Hamilton movie, we can take solace in knowing Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s other Broadway musical, In The Heights, is coming to the big screen. And now the In The Heights movie release date has been set: summer 2020.

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In the Heights movie

In the Heights has finally found a home.

After a troubled road to the big screen, the adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Tony Award-winning musical has landed at Warner Bros. The studio won the rights to the In the Heights movie adaptation after a fierce bidding war following the implosion of the project’s former studio, The Weinstein Company.

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In the Heights director

Lin-Manuel Miranda recently predicted wouldn’t get a Hamilton movie “for, like, 20 years,” but his other signature work is coming to screens a lot sooner. Earlier this month we heard The Weinstein Co. had scooped up the movie rights to In the Heights, Miranda’s Tony-winning musical. Now they may have found a director in Jon M. Chu, fresh off of Now You See Me 2Read More »

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius and this is a case where that word deserves to be taken very literally. In fact, the writer and star of Broadway’s Hamilton may very well be the entertainer of 2016. If you look beyond his brilliant hip-hop musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton that has been nominated for 16 Tony Awards and has already won a Grammy and the Pulitzer Prize, you’ll note that he also contributed songs and music to Disney’s upcoming animated film Moana and was recently cast as the male lead alongside Emily Blunt in the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns. Yeah, he’s having a good year.

And that year is already getting busier. Miranda’s first Broadway musical, In the Heights, is finally getting ready to go before cameras. But don’t get you hopes up for a Hamilton movie anytime soon.

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