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Watch first In The Heights 2020 official movie trailer

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A first trailer of In The Heights movie has been revealed - watch it here!

A big screen version of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical will hit cinemas in 2020.

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Set in New York's largely Hispanic-American neighbourhood of Washington Heights, the musical follows a number of residents over the course of three days as they discover what it means to be home.

The film adaption features a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes - who wrote the musical's book - with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

You can watch the first trailer below...

In The Heights 2020 movie cast will be led by Anthony Ramos (Hamilton, A Star is Born) as Usnavi with Corey Hawkins (Six Degrees of Separation) as Benny, Melissa Barrera (Vida) as Vanessa and singer-songwriter Leslie Grace as Nina.

Further casting includes Daphne Rubin-Vega as Daniela, Stephanie Beatriz as Carla and Dascha Polanco as Cuca, Olga Merediz as Abuela Claudia, Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario, and Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny.

A full synopsis of the film reads:

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, who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.

Jon M. Chu will direct the film adaption, which is due for release on June 26, 2020.

In the Heights first premiered in 2005 before transferring Off-Broadway and eventually to Broadway in 2008. A West End production ran between 2015 and 2017, picking up a trio of Olivier awards.

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