Lin-Manuel Miranda is bringing one of his Broadway hits to the big screen and the first trailer for the film adaptation of In the Heights is released. And by the look of the trailer, the movie seems to fulfill its promises of an emotional narrative with eye-catching musical numbers.
In The Heights tells the story of the mostly Hispanic neighbourhood of Washington Heights in New York City and follows bodega owner Usnavi, played by Anthony Ramos navigating family, love and success as gentrification and rising rents threaten his community. The film also stars Corey Hawkins, Marc Anthony, Jimmy Smith, Melissa Barrera, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dascha Polanco and Stephanie Beatriz.
Quiara Alegria Hudes and Marc Klein wrote the screenplay, and In The Heights is directed by Jon M. Chu. Watch the trailer here: