In The Heights movie release date postponed

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

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

The film has now been pulled from schedules with no new release date announced.

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 today, Miranda wrote: "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, and Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny.

You can watch a trailer below...