In the Heights, a feature film from Lin-Manuel Miranda, premieres in theaters and on HBO Max June 10. Jon M. Chu directed the Warner Bros. film.
The cast features Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, Marc Anthony and Jimmy Smits.
Miranda wrote the stage play of the same name and Quiara Alegria Hudes wrote the screenplay.
Set in Manhattan’s Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights, the movie centers on a bodega owner who saves his pennies and sings about and dreams of a better life. “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,” goes the description on HBO Max.
Miranda, Hudes, Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman and Mara Jacobs produced the film, with David Nicksay and Kevin McCormick executive producers.
Miranda created the Broadway smash Hamilton. In the Heights premiered on Broadway in 2008.
Chu directed Crazy Rich Asians.
In the Heights will be available on HBO Max for 31 days following its theatrical release. The film is rated PG-13.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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