November 5, 2018 at 9:09 pm #1202669333
EGOT legend Rita Moreno will be making a grand return to movie musicals as she’ll be joining the cast as Abuela Claudia, which on Broadway was originated by Olga Merediz, who earned a Tony nomination for her performance.
Apparently, it was a false alarm.
http://www.playbill.com/article/rita-moreno-not-attached-to-in-the-heights-film-despite-earlier-reportsJanuary 30, 2019 at 12:56 pm #1202755726
Corey Hawkins will be joining the cast as Benny, which on Broadway was originated by Christopher Jackson, who was later Tony nominated for his performance as George Washington in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Corey-Hawkins-to-Play-Benny-in-IN-THE-HEIGHTS-Film-20190130March 22, 2019 at 10:06 am #1202825801
Lin-Manuel Miranda has revealed that he’s apparently working on new lyrics to the Act II song, ‘Champagne’.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Lin-Manuel-Miranda-Reveals-Hes-Working-on-New-Lyrics-for-IN-THE-HEIGHTS-Film-20190322April 11, 2019 at 7:35 am #1202848085
Jimmy Smits is apparently on board to play Kevin Rosario, which on Broadway was originated by Carlos Gomez.
https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/jimmy-smits-heights-movie/April 11, 2019 at 11:10 am #1202848341
Lin-Manuel Miranda has just revealed two new cast members. Which are Melissa Barrera as Vanessa and Leslie Grace as Nina.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BREAKING-Anthony-Ramos-Melissa-Barrera-Corry-Hawkins-Lelie-Grace-Will-Lead-IN-THE-HEIGHTS-FILM-Set-For-2020-Release-20190411April 11, 2019 at 8:03 pm #1202848771
Apparently, it was a false alarm.
you look like your picture, thank god.April 12, 2019 at 2:44 pm #1202849704
Vulture reports that Stephanie Bratriz will play Carla, Rhenzy Feliz is in talks for the role of Sonny, and Daphne Rubin-Vega may be playing salon owner Daniela. Not to mention that Olga Merediz is in talks to reprise her Tony nominated role as Abuela Claudia from the original Broadway cast.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BREAKING-Brooklyn-99s-Stephanie-Beatriz-Joins-The-Movie-Cast-of-IN-THE-HEIGHTS-Olga-Merediz-Daphne-Rubin-Vega-In-Talks-20190412April 15, 2019 at 9:12 am #1202853875
Lin-Manuel Miranda has officially confirmed that Olga Merediz and Jimmy Smits will be joining the cast. Meanwhile, Gregory Diaz IV will be playing Sonny, which on Broadway was originated by Robin De Jesús, who earned a Tony nomination for his performance.
It also appears that Marc Klein is now writing the script, whose track record so far hasn’t been great. His previous credits are 2001’s Serendipity, 2006’s A Good Year (that Ridley Scott directed flop), 2007’s Suburban Girl, and 2012’s Mirror Mirror (which I actually enjoyed).April 16, 2019 at 9:42 am #1202855501
Daphne Rubin-Vega will play Daniela, Dascha Polanco will play Cuca, and Stephanie Beatriz will play Carla.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Daphne-Rubin-Vega-Dascha-Polanco-Stephanie-Beatriz-Join-the-Cast-of-IN-THE-HEIGHTS-20190416June 14, 2019 at 10:00 am #1202937827
Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter this morning to announce that he will be in the movie, taking on the role of Piragua Guy.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Lin-Manuel-Miranda-to-Play-Piraguero-in-the-IN-THE-HEIGHTS-Film-20190614December 12, 2019 at 8:01 am #1203233586
I feel like there hasn’t been much news about this! I’ve been so excited for it and I didn’t even realize they’d begun production.
Doesn’t necessarily seem like it will be an awards player, but I think we have to consider it based on the pedigree of the source material (Tony winner for Best Musical), and obviously the Lin Manuel Miranda of it all. Plus based on the trailer (which I actually think looks better than I was expecting) it seems like they’ve made some updates to the book to make it more politically relevant.
*Plus I love that they went with a cast of what looks like mostly unknowns rather than wedging in every latinx popstar they could find.December 12, 2019 at 9:07 am #1203233694
I don’t know a whole lot about this show, but I know some of the music and characters. This was a very good trailer. Looks fun and heartfelt, and the cast looks strong. I’m very happy for Anthony Ramos getting to lead a big film like this. He’s a delightful and charismatic actor, an awesome rapper, and a beautiful singer. Hopefully this helps open up some more doors for him.December 12, 2019 at 9:21 am #1203233715
This looks sensational.
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