• Jake Richardson

New In The Heights Trailer Released

With the last trailer released all the way back in 2019, the Lin-Manuel Miranda created, John M. Chu directed musical is set to finally hit cinemas this June, and they've just released a brand new trailer to whet your appetite!

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.

“In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.

At a trailer release Q&A over the weekend, Lin Manuel-Miranda noted that "through the specificities of these stories, there's a universality that is undeniable." It's a strong, diverse piece that director John M. Chu insists is a perfect opportunity to create conversation around minority stories and minority communities. "The movie we needed growing up, so we could see our faces on screen and think "I could do that"", said Leslie Grace, one of the stars of the piece.

“In the Heights” stars Anthony Ramos (“A Star is Born,” Broadway’s “Hamilton”), Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton,” “BlacKkKlansman”), singer/songwriter Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera (TV’s “Vida”), Olga Merediz (Broadway’s “In the Heights”), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway’s “Rent”), Gregory Diaz IV (Broadway’s “Matilda the Musical”), Stephanie Beatriz (TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Dascha Polanco (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”) and Jimmy Smits (the “Star Wars” films).

Olga Merediz said "this movie is pure joy. You're gonna be dancing in your seat", while Melissa Barrera said "this movie is exactly the medicine we all need right now."

Chu directed the film from a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes, based on the musical stage play, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegría Hudes and concept by Miranda. Miranda, Hudes, Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman and Mara Jacobs produced the film, with David Nicksay and Kevin McCormick serving as executive producers.

In The Heights is coming to Australian cinemas on JUNE 24th

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