Fans of “Hamilton” have had to wait a year longer than expected for the film adaptation of “In the Heights” to arrive, but that longer wait is nearly over as Warner Bros. released a new trailer for the movie during the Grammys telecast on Sunday.
Before “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda made a name for himself on Broadway with this Tony-winning musical about Usnavi, a resident of Washington Heights in New York who has dreams of a better life. During a fateful summer, Usnavi and his family and neighbors face tough decisions that challenge their sense of hope and reveal what home truly means to them.
The film was originally set for release on June 26, 2020 but was pushed back due to the pandemic.
Directed by “Crazy Rich Asians” filmmaker Jon M. Chu, “In the Heights” stars Anthony Ramos as Usnavi along with a cast that includes Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Corey Hawkins and Jimmy Smits.
“In the Heights,” which won the Tony for Best Musical and Best Original Score in 2008. The musical was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes, who is penning the script with Marc Klein (“Serendipity”). Miranda is producing alongside Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman and Mara Jacobs. David Nicksay, Jill Furman, Kevin McCollum and Jeffrey Seller are executive producing.
Miranda, who played Usnavi in the original Broadway production in 2008, is a producer on the film and will have a cameo in the film. It will be released on June 18 in theaters and on HBO Max.
Watch the trailer above.