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In the Heights (2021): Cast, Plot, Trailer, Release Date and Everything You Need to Know

‘In the Heights (2021)’ is an upcoming American musical, romantic, drama film directed by Jon M. Chu from a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes.

The film is based on the 2007 stage musical of the same name by Hudes. It is produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman, Mara Jacobs.

While we wait, here’s what we know about the highly-anticipated musical adaptation so far.

‘In the Heights (2021)’ Cast

  • Anthony Ramos as Usnavi de la Vega
  • Leslie Grace as Nina Rosario
  • Ariana Greenblatt as young Nina
  • Ariana S. Gomez as 12 year-old Nina
  • Corey Hawkins as Benny
  • Melissa Barrera as Vanessa
  • Olga Merediz as “Abuela” Claudia
  • Daphne Rubin-Vega as Daniela
  • Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny de la Vega
  • Stephanie Beatriz as Carla
  • Dascha Polanco as Cuca
  • Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario
  • Noah Catala as Graffiti Pete
  • Marc Anthony as Mr. de la Vega
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda as Mr. Piragüero, the Piragua Guy

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‘In the Heights’ Plot

In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan.

At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic.

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 neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.

‘In the Heights (2021)’ Release date

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Filming began on June 3, 2019 in New York. On or about December 22, 2019, the film was in Completed status.

In the Heights is scheduled to be released on June 18, 2021. Like the rest of Warner Bros. movie line-up in 2021, the movie will also stream on HBO Max simultaneously.

Despite initial plans to hit theaters in June 2020, production was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Miranda, who also starred in the musical that ran from 2008 to 2001, told Rosie O’Donnell during her COVID-19 fundraiser, “We were literally recording the score when all of this started happening. There’s a lot that remains to be done on that movie.”

‘In the Heights’ Trailer

You can check the trailer here:

So, how was the trailer? Did you like it? Do share your thoughts about it in the comments section given at the end of this post.

Final words

At a special screening of the trailer, director Jon M. Chu described the film as “a beautiful story about change,”.

“You can’t change the world if they don’t want to change, but never underestimate the power of planting a seed. I believe that this movie is an amazingly beautiful seed that can change a lot of minds.”

‘In the Heights (2021)’ is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 18, 2021, by Warner Bros. Pictures in theatres and on HBO Max.

It’s gonna make everyone feel good, and have you smiling from ear to ear and, dancing. You need to experience it with your family and friends in a theater as an event.

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