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.
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.