- Film & TV
- 23 Jun 21
Take a look at the trailer for the acclaimed new film below.
From the creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the director of Crazy Rich Asians, Jon M. Chu, In The Heights is one of the biggest cinematic events of the year – and it's finally in Irish cinemas!
Lights up on Washington Heights - where the streets are made of music, and a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the charismatic 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.
The film stars Anthony Ramos (A Star is Born, Broadway’s Hamilton), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, BlacKkKlansman), singer/songwriter Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera (Vida), Olga Merediz (Broadway’s In the Heights), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway’s Rent), Gregory Diaz IV (Broadway’s Matilda the Musical), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black) and Jimmy Smits (the Star Wars films).
Chu directed the film from a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes, based on the musical stage play, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegría Hudes and concept by Miranda. Miranda, Hudes, Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman and Mara Jacobs produced the film, with David Nicksay and Kevin McCormick serving as executive producers.
Behind the camera, Chu reunited with his Crazy Rich Asians production designer, Nelson Coates, and editor, Myron Kerstein. He also collaborated with director of photography Alice Brooks (The Walking Dead) and costume designer Mitchell Travers (Eighth Grade). Alex Lacamoire (Fosse/Verdon) and Bill Sherman (Sesame Street) served as executive music producers. The choreography is by Christopher Scott, who previously teamed with Chu on the award-winning The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.
In the Heights was filmed in New York, primarily on location in the dynamic community of Washington Heights. The film, in cinemas now, is released nationwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Take a look at the trailer for In The Heights below:
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