Some language and suggestive references. PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED
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.
Poll: Will you see In the Heights?
Who stars in In the Heights: Cast List
Anthony Ramos ... Usnavi
"Trolls World Tour" , "Hamilton: An American Musical"
Corey Hawkins ... Benny
"6 Underground" , "Kong: Skull Island"
Joseph Velez ...
Leslie Grace ... Nina
Melissa Barrera ... Vanessa
Jimmy Smits ... Kevin Rosario
"Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" , "The Jane Austen Book Club"
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.
Production: What we know about In the Heights?
- Filmed in New York, primarily in the community of Washington Heights.
- 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).
- Lin-Manuel Miranda. will be heavily involved in the film, it's unclear whether or not he will star (Hollywood Reporter, 5/31/16)
- Based on the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
- December 2019: The film was in Completed status.
- October 2018: The film was in Pre-Production status.
- May 2018: The film was in Development status.
- May 2016: The film was in Development status.
- April 2010: The film was in Pre-Production status.
- November 2009: The film was in Development status.
- November 2008: The film was in Announced status.
Warner Bros in talks to pick up the rights to the Tony Award-winning musical.
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.