Warner Bros. Pictures has just released the 8 minutes opening sequence of director Jon M. Chu’s upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed musical in Broadway, In the Heights, starring Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace and Melissa Barrera. In the Heights has now been slated to arrive in theaters and on HBO Max a week earlier on Thursday, June 10.
The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big… “In the Heights.” Lights up on Washington Heights… The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. “In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.
Rating : PG-13 (Suggestive Reference / Some Language)
Genre : Musical
Original Language : English
Director : Jon M. Chu
Producer : Lin Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Scott Saunders, Anthony Bregman, Mara Jacobs,
Writer : Quiara Alegria Hudes
Release Date : June 10th, 2021 Wide
Release Date : June 10th 2021
Run Time : 2h 23m
Production Co : Scott Sanders Productions, Warner Bros, 5000 Broadway Productions, Likely Story
Cast : Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Olga Merediz, Jimmy Smits.