The Broadway musical In the Heights is set to become a feature film in 2020. With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) there is a lot of anticipation for this screen adaptation. According to IMDb,
In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi’s, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.
Yesterday, fans got a sneak peak of some of the cast. Anthony Ramos will star as Usnavi, Melissa Barrera as Venessa, Cory Hawkins as Benny, and Leslie Grace as Nina Rosario.
We film this summer. Uptown.
Right here In The Heights.
…More soon! pic.twitter.com/xTfzjydC9n
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 11, 2019
The cast has already begun rehearsals as this movie musical is set to start filming this summer!