In the Heights is an upcoming American musical drama film directed by Jon M. Chu from a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes, and is based on the 2005 stage musical of the same name by Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, and Jimmy Smits.
Usnavi, a bodega owner, has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother's fortune. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi's, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit Washington Heights get a dose of what it means to be home.
Runtime: 120 minutes
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Stars: Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Olga Merediz
Director: Anthony Bregman, Nelson Coates, Myron Kerstein, David Nicksay, Jon M. Chu
Lights up on Washington Heights... 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. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.
Categories: Upcoming films2021 filmsEnglish-language films2020s musical filmsAmerican filmsAmerican musical drama filmsFilms based on musicalsFilms directed by Jon M. ChuFilms set in ManhattanFilms shot in New York CityHBO Max filmsRap operasWarner Bros. filmsFilms postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemicFilms produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda2021 drama films