The creator of Hamilton and the director behind Crazy Rich Asians have come together to create one fantastical cinematic event, ‘where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big… In The Heights’.
The upcoming musical centres around the tight-knit yet vibrant community of Washington Heights, ‘where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies’ the inhabitants. At the centre of it all is Usnavi, a bodega owner portrayed by Anthony Ramos, who saves every penny from his daily grind in hopes of a better life.
The movie fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s music with director Jon M. Chu to capture a world of its place which remains universal in its experience.
The hydrants are open(ing). This summer, we’ll be back to dancing in the street together with #InTheHeightsMovie. In theaters & streaming exclusively on @HBOMax* June 18.
*Available on @HBOMax in the US only, for 31 days, at no extra cost to subscribers. pic.twitter.com/CNsAyjmu5Z
— In The Heights Movie (@intheheights) March 15, 2021
As for the cast, In The Heights stars Anthony Ramos alongside Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barerra, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, and Jimmy Smits.
In The Heights is also based on the screenplay by Quiara Alegria Hudes, whilst the musical stage play, music, and lyrics are all composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda who, alongside Hudes, Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman, and Mara Jacobs, produced the film.
Surprise. We coming to Theaters one week earlier!!! There has been so much demand since our trailer release this week that we decided to get it out to you sooner. Let’s gooooooooooooo!!!! See you soon. JUNE 11th 2021. https://t.co/P5NB6z3INB
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) March 19, 2021
The movie was filmed in New York on location in the dynamic community of Washington Heights and will be released on June 11th.