Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights is becoming a movie.
The Tony-Award winning musical is being made into a film thanks to The Weinstein Company. Miranda will be producing the movie. This has been a long time in the works with Kenny Ortega, originally set to direct until the process hit a stand still in 2011.
“As a kid from Queens, I’ve always loved bringing New York stories to film,” Harvey Weinstein, said. “‘In the Heights and Lin Manuel brought Washington Heights to Broadway back in 2008 and in the process turned the theater world on its head. The movie musicals of the 1950s were incredible, but ‘In The Heights’ will revolutionize what movie audiences expect from the genre.“
Scott Sanders and Mara Jacobs are producing the film alongside Miranda. Quiara Alegria Hudes, who is the author which the play is based on, wrote the script.
We can't wait to see who is going to be cast in the musical.