First ‘In The Heights’ Movie Poster Has Arrived + Twitter Round-Up

Before Lin-Manuel Miranda became superstar famous for spearheading Hamilton: An American Musical, the creative already had several projects under his belt. In The Heights has come a long way since his college days and it is now going to be a movie directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians)!

In The Heights is a musical set over the course of three days and follows the lives of the people living in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. It’s a mostly Hispanic-American neighborhood and our story starts as the sun rises on the hottest day of the summer. The neighborhood comes alive as  Usnavi de la Vega opens his shop and introduces the rest of the residents.

The movie stars Anthony Ramos as Usnavi, Leslie Grace as Nina, Corey Hawkins as Benny, Melissa Barrera as Vanessa, Olga Merediz as Abuela Claudia, Jimmy Smits as Kevin, Gregory Diaz as Soony, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Daniela, Stephanie Beatrize as Carla, Noah Catala as Graffiti Pete, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as the Piragua Guy. It is set to open nationwide in Summer 2020 and is inspired by the stage show by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Music/Lyrics) and Quiara Alegria Hudes (Book).

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