Warnes Bros. just revealed the first eight minutes of the film “In the Heights”, based on the musical written by the Puerto Rican Lin-Manuel Miranda that focuses on the dreams, hopes and dilemmas of a group of Hispanics in the emblematic New York neighborhood of Washington Heights.
SIGHT: Lin-Manuel Miranda presents the trailer for the Latin musical “In the Heights” | VIDEO
The film has just had its preview last Friday, June 4 at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), the event formerly known as the International Latino Film Festival in Los Angeles (United States).
In this preview we can see that Miranda will play a seller of fresh waters while more is known of the owner of the minimarket who is thinking of closing it and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting the fortune of his grandmother, which Anthony Ramos gives life.
The film adaptation of the hit musical will hit theaters and the US version of HBO Max simultaneously this June 10, a year after its original release date, which was scheduled for June 26, 2020 and had to be postponed due to Covid-19.
“In the Heights”, the film, has been directed by the renowned Jon M. Chu and Lin-Manuel Miranda appears as producer and actor in this version which has a cast of prominent actors such as Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Corey Hawkins, Jimmy Smits, Dascha Polanco, among others.
The project was initially backed by The Weinstein Company, but after the company’s collapse due to multiple allegations of sexual assault against producer Harvey Weinstein, The rights to the musical were acquired in May 2018 by the Warner Bros. studio.
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