Here's the first trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights'

Daniella Scott
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Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

From Cosmopolitan

We all know that everything Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius, that goes without saying. But you might not know that years before he was famous for creating Hamilton Miranda composed a play called In The Heights while he was still at university. Like I said, genius.

Now, the award-winning play - which has been off stage for a few years - is being adapted for the big screen by Crazy Rich Asians director John Chu, and it looks utterly amazing, of course. Here's everything we know about the upcoming project.

What's In The Heights about?

The film takes place over three days, following the lives, struggles and relationships of a Hispanic-American community in the Washington Heights neighbourhood of New York City. At the centre of the story is Usnavi, a bodega owner with big dreams and secret love for the girl who works in the beauty salon next door. Alongside Usnavi is his childhood friend Nina, who returns to Washington Heights from university with big news for her parents.

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Of course, the film is based on a musical so it features an incredible soundtrack of music including salsa, hip-hop and soul. In an interview with Remezcla Miranda said that they have tried to keep as many of the original play's songs in the movie.

Who has been cast in In The Heights

The stage musical was originally created and written by Lin-Manuel Miranda who will produce this movie adaptation as well as playing 'Piragua Guy'. A Star is Born actor Anthony Ramos will star as Usnavi de la Vega, alongside Melissa Barrera as Vanessa.

The film also stars Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Stephanie Beatriz, Straight Outta Compton's Corey Hawkins and Orange is The New Black star Dascha Polanco.

Photo credit: Dia Dipasupil - Getty Images
Photo credit: Dia Dipasupil - Getty Images

Do we have a trailer for In The Heights?

Finally, after years of waiting we have our first trailer for the project, and not just a tiny teaser either - a full 2 minutes and 42 seconds of joy.

When is In The Heights being released?

In The Heights is set to be released in the UK on 30th July 2021. Just a few months to wait!

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