In the Heights

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Status: Development As of May 31, 2016

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. The Tony Award-winning musical had previously been in development at Universal Pictures, which put it in turnaround in 2011. The project is now in the works at The Weinstein Company.

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TBA | Drama Musical

Takes place over three days in the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, where a bodega owner inherits his late grandmother's lottery winnings and plans to shutter his store and retire o... more

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DIRECTOR

Jon Chu (In Talks)

Screenwriter

Quiara Alegria Hudes
Marc Klein

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Storyline

Takes place over three days in the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, where a bodega owner inherits his late grandmother's lottery winnings and plans to shutter his store and retire on a beach in the Dominican Republic. Trying to say farewell to the characters who live on the block, he realizes that his neighbors are his real family, and he's torn about leaving.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda. will be heavily involved in the film, it's unclear whether or not he will star (Hollywood Reporter, 5/31/16)
Shooting Locations
  • July 2011: New York City, New York, United States

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