In the Heights Movie

In the Heights movie poster

Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, June 11, 2021 (HBO Max)
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

"Trolls World Tour" , "Hamilton: An American Musical"  

... Benny

"6 Underground" , "Kong: Skull Island"  



... Nina


... Vanessa


... Kevin Rosario

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

... Abuela Claudia


... Sonny


... Carla

"The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" , "Half Magic"  

... Cuca

"MFKZ" , "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 Chu last directed Crazy Rich Asians and Now You See Me 2. The film's writer Quiara Alegria Hudes last wrote Hamilton.


Jon Chu


Mara Jacobs
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Scott Sanders

Production Company

Superb Entertainment (Former)

Watch: In the Heights Trailers & Videos

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

  5. May 2016: The film was in Development status.
  6. 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.

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

In the Heights Release Date: When is the film coming out?

In the Heights is coming out in 2021 on Friday, June 11, 2021 (HBO Max release).

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