Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV, and Jimmy Smits Join Cast of IN THE HEIGHTS Film Adaptation
Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV, and Jimmy Smits have joined the cast of the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS. Miranda announced the news on Twitter today, see the tweet below!
*taps ?*- Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 15, 2019
And now I'm thrilled to announce some more #InTheHeightsMovie casting news...@TheOlgaMerediz IS Abuela Claudia!
Gregory Diaz IV IS Sonny!
Jimmy Smits IS Kevin Rosario!
See y'all uptown.
...More soon. pic.twitter.com/hL1l3BiIlz
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.
The film is set for a 2020 release and will film uptown this summer.