BROOKLYN 99's Stephanie Beatriz Joins The Movie Cast of IN THE HEIGHTS; Olga Merediz & Daphne Rubin-Vega 'In Talks'
Vulture reports that Stephanie Beatriz will play Carla in the IN THE HEIGHTS movie. The film is set for a 2020 release and will film uptown this summer. She joins the recently announced Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barerra, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, and Jimmy Smits.
Additionally, it's been reported that Olga Merediz is in talks to reprise her role as Abuela Claudia. She was Tony Award-nominated for her performance.
In the Heights will hit theaters on June 26, 2020, released by Warner Bros., who picked up the movie last month after a heated bidding war following the rights' release from The Weinstein Co. The film's script will be written by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) will direct the movie-musical. Anthony Bregman, Mara Jacobs and Scott Sanders are set to produce.
The Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS features music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The show opened on Broadway production in March 2008 and was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, winning four: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. It won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and was also nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.