Nobody can stop Lin-Manuel Miranda. (The man is non-stop … you see?) First his hit Hamilton was filmed with the original Broadway cast and released on Disney + last summer, and now his hit musical In The Heights (which ran on Broadway for three years) . was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards and won four) turned into a feature film! After going through development issues, the film is finally on its way to the big screen.
The Heights (the film) stars Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace and Olga Merediz and is directed by Jon M. Chu. It contains music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is also co-producing. Scripted by Quiara Alegría Hudes, the film stars Ramos as Usnavi, a bodega owner who dreams of a better life and has mixed feelings about closing his business and moving to the Dominican Republic after inheriting some money.
The musical adaptation will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on June 11, 2021 (and Anthony Ramos has thoughts on which release option to choose), and critics have started sharing their thoughts on the film on social media.