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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Lin-Manuel Miranda is best known as the writer and star of the Broadway smash Hamilton, but pretty soon, he may be just as well-known for his work in Disney musicals. After snagging an Oscar nomination for his songwriting work on Moana, Miranda steps in front of the camera in Mary Poppins Returns, where he plays a singing and dancing lamplighter named Jack. With Dick Van Dyke’s Burt nowhere to be seen, Jack gets to fill that role in Rob Marshall’s sequel to the Disney classic. It certainly helps that Jack grew up as Burt’s young protege.

When we visited the set of Mary Poppins Returns last year, we sat down with Miranda for a moderated Q&A. He spoke about the differences between working on stage musicals and film musicals, his fondness for the original movie, and getting to meet (and work with) the legendary Dick Van Dyke.

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mary poppins returns trailer

Remember Mary Poppins? She’s back, in sequel form. Mary Poppins Returns resurrects everyone’s favorite supernatural nanny, with Emily Blunt taking over for Julie Andrews. The film finds Mary back to help the next generation of the Banks family, and yes, it looks whimsical as hell. Watch the Marry Poppins Returns trailer below.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns

Aquaman and Mary Poppins Returns couldn’t be more different, but the two potential blockbusters have one thing in common: each one has a brand new photo that’s just hit the Internet. Below, you’ll find a new picture of Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns and an image of Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in Aquaman staring up at a hologram of the king of Atlantis. Read More »

mary poppins returns image

The 1964 Mary Poppins was practically perfect in every way. From the songs to the dance sequences to the immeasurable Julie Andrews, the original Mary Poppins deserves its place as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time.

So director Rob Marshall and star Emily Blunt have quite a task on their hands with the highly anticipated sequel Mary Poppins ReturnsCould this sequel live up to the original’s candy-coated fever dream? The ominous first trailer didn’t seem to indicate as much, but a new Mary Poppins Returns image suggests that the sequel will still be the cheery and whimsical Mary Poppins that we remember.

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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 »

Fosse Verdon

FX has their next original limited series lined-up, and it’s attracted quite a roster. Fosse/Verdon will star Sam Rockwell as choreographer and filmmaker Bob Fosse, and Michelle Williams will play Fosse’s creative and romantic partner, dancer Gwen Verdon. The series comes from producer Lin-Manuel Miranda (you might have heard of him).

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hamilton movie

Alexander Hamilton, movie audiences are waiting in the wings for you. Hamilton is a worldwide phenomenon, and people have been wondering when the inevitable movie adaptation would be announced. Well, you might be able to see Hamilton on the big screen very soon, but not as an adaptation. Instead, a recorded version of the hit musical with the original Broadway cast is currently being fought over in Hollywood.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda movie

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is not throwing away his shot…to direct his first feature film.

Miranda – Broadway sensation, multiple Tony Award winner, and future star of Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns – is stepping behind the camera for his feature directorial debut, a film adaptation of a musical called Tick, Tick…Boom! Read all about it below. Read More »

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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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