Watch the First 8 Minutes of Jon M. Chus’s Musical Drama Film ‘In The Heights’
The lights are finally going up on Washington Heights! The first eight minutes of In the Heights were just released online, giving us a glimpse of what to expect when the full film arrives this Thursday.
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About the Musical Drama Film ‘In The Heights’
This is a 2021 American musical drama film directed by Jon M. Chu from a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The film stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, and Jimmy Smits. The film follows the same plot as the musical, telling the story of a New York City bodega owner who saves his money in hopes of a better life.
In the Heights had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival on June 4, 2021, and is set to be released in theaters in the United States on June 10; it will also be available on the HBO Max streaming service for a month. It received critical acclaim, with praise directed at its story, direction, performances, and musical scenes.
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Adapted from Quiara Alegría Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2007 stage musical, In the Heights follows Usnavi (Hamilton‘s Anthony Ramos) as well as the other residents of his vibrant Manhattan neighborhood as they reach for their dreams in a world that seems to be constantly working against them. The much-anticipated film also features Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Stephanie Beatriz, and of course Lin-Manuel Miranda as a piragua vendor.
In The Heights hits both theatres and HBO Max on June the 10th.