From the Lin-Manuel Miranda, who gave us the award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton and Jon M. Chu, director of the phenomenal film Crazy Rich Asians comes In The Heights, a new musical film about the lives of Hispanic-Americans living in Washington Heights in New York City.
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Based on the Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical of the same name, In the Heights is set in the Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights, and centers on its residents who all have their own stories to tell. As these people face different struggles in hopes of achieving their dream, the film also highlights how these people come together to celebrate their success and mourn their defeats.
The original musical features music that combines Latin rhythms and dance with hip-hop lyrics to highlight a story of chasing one's dreams while still clinging to their roots. Some of the songs to watch out for in the film are: "96000", "When You're Home", "Paciencia Y Fe", and more.
The film stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Gregory Diaz, Marc Anthony, Stephanie Beatriz, and more. It is directed by Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu, with a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes.
In the Heights is slated to open in cinemas on June 26, 2020.