The highly anticipated movie musical In the Heights will be released this summer and Warner Bros. just released a bunch of cool new posters!
The musical was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and premiered on Broadway in 2008. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Lin won for Best Original Score. Though he played the lead role of Usnavi on stage, the role will be played by his Hamilton co-star Anthony Ramos in the movie.
Here is the movie’s synopsis: “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 (Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.”
Also starring in the movie are Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, and Jimmy Smits.
Crazy Rich Asians and Step Up director Jon M. Chu directed the movie, which will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on June 18.
The official trailer for the movie is being released on Sunday (March 14), but you can check out the teaser trailer now.
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