In the Heights is an upcoming movie that has created a lot of buzzes.
Directed by Jon M. Chu, the film has kept the town busy for a long time.
It is going to be based on the highly successful stage musical by Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The musical was based in Washington Heights.
Miranda focusing on telling the story of largely the Latino community in the region. The musical was a great success with critics applauding the efforts of the team behind the show.
It will be the exact reception that director Chu would like to have for his film.
In the Heights: Release Date
In the Heights, the movie does not seem to catch a break. The film has been in the making for as long as anyone can remember. The idea was first conceived back in 2008. But the film was dropped in 2011 only for discussions to begin again next year.
Eventually, in 2016, Jon.M.Chu was brought in to steer the ship. Eventually, after three years, filming began last summer. In the Heights was aiming to release this June. However, the pandemic was quick to foil that plan. Considering the health risks associated right now, the producers decided to postpone the film by another year. The movie is now slated to hit the theatres on June 18, 2021.
In the Heights: Cast
The film has been a long time coming. Despite several hiccups, production began in 2018. With Anthony Ramos becoming the first cast member announced for the film. He will be portraying the role of Usnavi. And keeping him company is going to be Corey Hawkins as Benny.
Other members of the cast include Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, and Olga Merediz. Joining them are Daphne Rubin-Vega and Gregory Diaz IV among others. Keep your eyes fixed when in the theatres to catch a glimpse of Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is set to appear in a minor role as Mr. Piragüero.
In the Heights: Story
The movie will be based heavily on the stage musical by Miranda. Focusing around Usnavi, the film will take place in the Hispanic-American community at Washington Heights. Usnavi is a bodega owner with a singular dream. To open his own business in his native land.
The musical took place across a period of three days. Hence it is likely for the movie to walk along the same path. Chu will look to narrate a tale about ambition and preserving the heritage. There is going to be one more thing to draw the audience. Songs and lots of it, for In The Heights is a musical after all.
In the Heights: Trailer
The film was quick to gain the attention of the crowd. As it came last December with the first trailer for the film. It got over two million views in no time and hinting at how awesome the film is going to turn out.
In the Heights is a brave attempt for the director to capture the magic of stage on screen. However previous instances have shown that it is possible. And given Chu’s prior success do not count him off that easily. If the trailer is anything to go by, then it is a must-watch.