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

‘In the Heights (2021)’ is a 2021 American musical, romantic, drama film.

It is 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 and Lin-Manuel Miranda. It is produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman, Mara Jacobs.

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
  • Corey Hawkins as Benny
  • Melissa Barrera as Vanessa
  • Olga Merediz as “Abuela” Claudia
  • Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario
  • Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny de la Vega
  • Daphne Rubin-Vega as Daniela
  • Stephanie Beatriz as Carla
  • Dascha Polanco as Cuca
  • Noah Catala as Graffiti Pete
  • Marc Anthony as Mr. de la Vega
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda as Mr. Piragüero, the Piragua Guy
  • Mateo Gomez as Alejandro, Usnavi’s accountant
  • Olivia Perez as Iris de la Vega, Usnavi’s and Vanessa’s daughter
  • Christopher Jackson as the Mr. Softee Truck Driver

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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.

Read more: ‘West Side Story’ Movie 2021: Cast, Premiere Date, Storyline and All Updates

‘In the Heights (2021)’ Release date

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

In the Heights was first screened virtually for critics on April 15, 2021.

It had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on June 9, 2021, following an advanced screening at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival on June 4, 2021 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

In the Heights was released in the United States on June 11, 2021. Like the rest of Warner Bros. movie line-up in 2021, the movie also streamed 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

Warner Bros. Pictures has released an official trailer for the upcoming film ‘In the Heights’. You can check it 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)’ was released in the United States on June 11, 2021, by Warner Bros. Pictures in theatres and on HBO Max.

So, these are the major information about this musical film. Have you seen it? Did you experience it with your family and friends in a theater as an event. Let us know in the comments section.

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