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Fans of “Hamilton” have had to wait a year longer than expected for the film adaptation of “In the Heights” to arrive, but that longer wait is nearly over as Warner Bros. released a new trailer for the movie during the Grammys telecast on Sunday. Before “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda made a name for himself on Broadway with this Tony-winning musical about Usnavi, a resident of Washington Heights in New York who has dreams of a better life. During a fateful summer, Usnavi and his family and neighbors face tough decisions that challenge their sense of hope and reveal what home truly means to them. The film was originally set for release on June 26, 2020 but was pushed back due to the pandemic. Also Read: 'In The Heights': Usnavi Holds on to Hope in New Grammy Trailer (Video) Directed by “Crazy Rich Asians” filmmaker Jon M. Chu, “In the Heights” stars Anthony Ramos as Usnavi along with a cast that includes Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Corey Hawkins and Jimmy Smits. “In the Heights,” which won the Tony for Best Musical and Best Original Score in 2008. The musical was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes, who is penning the script with Marc Klein (“Serendipity”). Miranda is producing alongside Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman and Mara Jacobs. David Nicksay, Jill Furman, Kevin McCollum and Jeffrey Seller are executive producing. Also Read: Jon M Chu's 'In The Heights' Gets New Summer 2021 Release Date Miranda, who played Usnavi in the original Broadway production in 2008, is a producer on the film and will have a cameo in the film. It will be released on June 18 in theaters and on HBO Max. Watch the trailer above. Read original story ‘In the Heights': Blink and You’ll Miss Lin-Manuel Miranda in New Grammy Trailer (Video) At TheWrap
The coronavirus has wrecked havoc on Hollywood’s release schedule, as multiple blockbusters-to-be have had their release dates postponed by as much as a year or canceled indefinitely. We're tracking the latest news on when you’ll be able to see major movies at a theater — or, in some cases, a streaming service — near you.
Audiences will have to wait until next summer to experience life in Washington Heights. "In the Heights," Warner Bros.' adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical, will now hit theaters on June 18, 2021. The movie was originally scheduled to debut this June, but was postponed as the coronavirus pandemic began to sweep the country, causing […]
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Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace have joined the cast of Jon M. Chu’s “In the Heights,” producer Lin-Manuel Miranda announced on Twitter on Thursday.Barrera will play Vanessa, while Grace will play Nina. Corey Hawkins was previously announced as Benny, while Anthony Ramos is starring as Usnavi.In the Broadway production of “In the Heights,” which won the Tony for Best Musical and Best Original Score, Benny falls in love with Nina, the girl who “made it out” of the upper Manhattan Washington Heights neighborhood. Nina is enrolled in Stanford, drops out and returns home, where Benny works for her father. Benny dreams of opening his own business but has to deal with Nina’s father, who refuses to accept Benny and Nina’s relationship.Also Read: Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' Movie Adds Corey Hawkins to CastThe musical was created by Lin Manuel-Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes and follows a bodega owner in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother’s fortune.“In the Heights” had originally been set up at The Weinstein Company. However, Hudes and Miranda regained control of the film rights in the aftermath of the company’s downfall following the sexual assault and harassment accusations against Harvey Weinstein, and TWC’s subsequent bankruptcy. Warner Bros. won an intense bidding war for the rights to the musical.Also Read: Anthony Ramos Set to Star in Warner Bros Adaptation of Broadway Hit 'In the Heights'Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman, Mara Jacobs are also producing. David Nicksay, Jill Furman, Kevin McCollum and Jeffrey Seller are executive producing.Barrera is a Mexican actress whose credits include the TV series “Vida” and “Perseguidos.” She is represented by UTA, Cross Over Entertainment and Wolf-Kasteler Public Relations.Grace is a singer who has recorded songs including “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “Be My Baby” and “Day 1.”The studio has dated “In the Heights” for a June 2020 release. Hudes is penning the script with Marc Klein (“Serendipity”).Read original story Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace Join Jon M Chu’s ‘In The Heights’ At TheWrap
Lin-Manuel Miranda has quickly became a household name. Could it be because of his award-winning Broadway musicals, his Pulitzer Prize or his 11 Tony Awards? How about all of the above!
Warner Bros. has won the bidding war over several other studios for the movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “In the Heights,” which won the 2008 Tony Award for best musical. The project had been set up at the Weinstein Company in 2016 but was extricated from TWC last fall after the Harvey Weinstein sexual […]
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