In the Heights Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, June 11, 2021 Nationwide

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

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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

Twisters, Distant  

... Benny

The Last Voyage of the Demeter, The Color Purple  



... Nina


... Vanessa

Abigail, Abigail  

... Kevin Rosario

Mother and Child, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith  

... Abuela Claudia

Somebody I Used to Know  

... Sonny


... Carla

Encanto, Twisted Metal (Series)  

... Cuca

Air Force One Down, Joy  

... Daniela

Union Square, Jack Goes Boating  

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

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

  4. 2016 - May: The film was set to 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. 2010 - April: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.
  6. 2009 - November: The film was set to Development  status.
  7. 2008 - November: The film was set to Announced  status.

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

In the Heights was a Nationwide release in 2021 on Friday, June 11, 2021. 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.

In the Heights DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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In the Heights was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 .

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