In the Heights Movie

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Status: Development As of May 18, 2018

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Warner Bros in talks to pick up the rights to the Tony Award-winning musical.

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2020 | 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

Release DateU.S.

In the Heights will be released on
Friday, June 26, 2020 Nationwide Release

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DIRECTOR

Jon Chu

Screenwriter

Quiara Alegria Hudes
Marc Klein

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Rating MPAA

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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)
  • 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 (Deadline.com, 4/5/18).
Shooting Locations
  • July 2011: New York City, New York, United States

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