‘In The Heights’: 10 Latinx Celebs Cast So Far in the Film Adaptation


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Puerto Rican playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda has the Midas touch on Broadway and now he’s bringing his acclaimed play In The Heights to Hollywood. The musical is set in Upper Manhattan’s Washington Heights and follows the lives of Latinx immigrants who reside in the same barrio and whose lives intertwine. The lead character is Usnavi de la Vega who dreams of winning the lottery and leaving the barrio but has a change of heart when he discovers his love interest, Vanessa, feels the same way about him. The four-time Tony award-winning musical broke ground by bringing hip-hop to Broadway, like Miranda’s other famous play, Hamilton. The highly anticipated film has been in the works for years and is set for release in 2020 with Jon M. Chu (of Crazy Rich Asians) as director and Quiara Alegría Hudes, as the original book writer and screenwriter. Here’s a look at the cast members that Miranda has so far announced on his Twitter account so far.

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