In the Heights Movie

In the Heights movie poster

Who's Involved:

Marc Klein, Jon M. Chu, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dascha Polanco, Stephanie Beatriz, Anthony Ramos, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Corey Hawkins, Scott Sanders, Jimmy Smits, Mara Jacobs, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jay-Z, Leslie Grace, Joseph Velez, Gregory Diaz

Release Date:

Friday, June 11, 2021 (Nationwide)

Some language and suggestive references.
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in In the Heights: Cast List

... Usnavi

The Bad Guys, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts  

... Benny

The Last Voyage of the Demeter, The Color Purple  



... Nina


... Vanessa

Bed Rest, Scream  

... Kevin Rosario

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, The Jane Austen Book Club  

... Abuela Claudia

Somebody I Used to Know  

... Sonny


... Carla

Encanto, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part  

... Cuca

Samaritan, Gimme Shelter  

... Daniela

Jack Goes Boating, Union Square  

Who's making In the Heights: Crew List

A look at the In the Heights behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jon M. Chu last directed Crazy Rich Asians and Now You See Me 2. The film's writer Quiara Alegria Hudes last wrote Vivo and Hamilton.


Jon M. Chu


Mara Jacobs
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Scott Sanders

Production Company

Superb Entertainment (Former)

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Production: What we know about In the Heights?

Key Facts

  1. Filmed in New York, primarily in the community of Washington Heights.
  2. The film rights reverted back to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes before The Weinstein Company went into bankruptcy. Disney and Warner Bros are strong candidates to grab them now (, 4/5/18).
  3. Lin-Manuel Miranda. will be heavily involved in the film, it's unclear whether or not he will star (Hollywood Reporter, 5/31/16)
  4. Based on the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Filming Timeline

  1. December 2019: The film was in Completed status.
  2. October 2018: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  3. May 2018: The film was in Development status.

    Warner Bros in talks to pick up the rights to the Tony Award-winning musical.

  4. May 2016: The film was in Development status.

    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.

  5. April 2010: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. November 2009: The film was in Development status.
  7. November 2008: The film was in Announced status.

In the Heights Release Date: When was the film released?

In the Heights was released in 2021 on Friday, June 11, 2021 (Nationwide release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including The Misfits, The House Next Door: Meet The Blacks 2 and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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