Lin Manuel Miranda will always be known as the man behind the music of Hamilton and star of Mary Poppins Returns. Next Summer his music will be dramatised In The Heights on the big screen. Today Warner Bros release the First Trailer which looks like an rollercoaster of emotions!
Crazy Rich Asians director Jon Chu is directing this one. The film is set in Washington Heights New York City, based around bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos). His place provides a window into this close-knit community and dreams about pursuing a better life.
This looks colourful, vibrant, reminisces the Broadway show of the same name. With energy and style embracing diversity of the community living in the area the film is based. This film looks highlight the anxieties that immigrant communities have under the Trump’s regime…
The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big… “In the Heights.”
Lights up on Washington Heights…The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. “In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director John M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.
The film stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, Jimmy Smits.
In The Heights will be released in the UK and Ireland from August 2020. Exact date still to be confirmed.