It’s been a long time comings, today Warner Bros release the new second UK Trailer for In The Heights. The message the film wants to deliver…’The Time Has Come‘ and that time will be June!
The film is based on the stage musical co-created by Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda with Crazy Rich Asians Jon M.Chu directing the film version. The film has been delayed since 2019 and like virtually everything in 2020 until now delayed again thanks to the pandemic. When Warner Bros moved their 2020 delayed slate as well as this year’s slate to their HBO Max (here in the UK Premium Video On Demand) cinephiles would be robbed of seeing it on the big screen. With easing of the lockdown now in progress their is hope of watching some films on the big screen.
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. Sense of community are missing in many places, this film looks to celebrate the spirit, for rest of us some much needed escapism!
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 is set to be released in UK and Irish, one week after US release on 25th June 2021.