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In the Heights: Here’s Everything We Know About the Lin-Manuel Miranda Movie

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Here’s everything else we know so far about the In the Heights movie.

The release date. The movie opens on June 26, 2020.

The creative team. Miranda, of course, is the man behind the music in the film. Quiara Alegría Hudes, who wrote the book for the musical, is the screenwriter. They both also serve as producers. The movie is directed by Jon M. Chu, of Crazy Rich Asians fame.

“You’re going to hear the word magic a lot today,” Chu said when introducing the trailer. “There’s no other word to express what we felt shooting this movie every day. It starts with Lin and Quiara; they planted this magical seed that they planted into all of us. We had the best summer of our lives.”

The cast. Along with Ramos as Usnavi, the cast also includes Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario, Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) as Benny, Melissa Barrera as Vanessa, Leslie Grace as Nina, Dascha Polanco (Orange Is the New Black) as Cuca, Marc Anthony as Sonny’s father, and Daphne Rubin-Vega as Daniela. Miranda will play the role of Piragüero.

“This is the dream team,” Miranda said. “This is the dream, dream, dream team and some of us have been with this thing for a while…everyone here is a superstar.”

This post will be updated as new information is released.

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