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In The Heights movie release date postponed to June 2021

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The In The Heights movie adaption has been postponed due to the ongoing health crisis.

A big screen version of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical was originally due out in cinemas in June this summer.

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In March the film was pulled from schedules and now a new release date has been set for June 18, 2021.

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.

Taking to Twitter earlier this year, Miranda wrote of the delay: "We had the best summer of our lives filming #InTheHeightsMovie last year. We gathered in Washington Heights and told this story, on location in this neighborhood, with our neighbors in this community. We couldn't wait to share it with you.

"But we're going to have to wait a little longer. With the uncertainty in our world, right now, the release of In The Heights is being postponed.

"When we can safely gather again, flags in hand, we will be there, enjoying this movie in theaters. We'll have the premiere uptown. The best summer of our lives, together. Patience & Faith. Paciencia y Fe."

Directed by Jon M. Chu, the 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, Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny, Noah Catala as Graffiti Pete and Marc Anthony as Mr. de la Vega.

You can watch a trailer below...

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