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The IN THE HEIGHTS Film Adaptation Thread#151
Posted: 11/6/18 at 10:24am

Moreno has been in the mix for weeks now. THR is not a trade to make a mistake like that.

 

A total negotiation tactic. 

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Posted: 11/6/18 at 10:32am

I would love if Moreno did this (and will reiterate that it feels like a negotiation strategy). HOWEVER... how great would it be for Chita to play the role and have the last laugh, 58 years after being passed over for the WEST SIDE film?

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Posted: 11/6/18 at 10:40am

Exactly. Lin-Manuel Miranda is involved. Moreno will most definitely be in the film. This premature confirmation has generated enough excitement to merit and meet whatever hiccuped the negotiations. Moreno has taken notice as well and will disregard any nonsense to be part of this project.  

ONE DAY AT A TIME is a Netflix series therefore an entire season is shot in full.  They film from Spring to early Fall so she would be available for the film.  The role of Abuela Claudia is small enough that her scenes can be shot in 2 days with pick-ups done when she’s fully available if there is any scheduling conflict.  

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Posted: 11/6/18 at 10:58am

Will she be able to pull off CALOR? It´s a very dificult song to sing! 

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Posted: 11/6/18 at 2:12pm
As much as I love Rita Moreno...no...at least not as originally written.
It's handled.
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Posted: 11/6/18 at 7:54pm

CarlosAlberto said: "As much as I love Rita Moreno...no...at least not as originally written. "

i really want rita moreno for this role. if she doesn’t get the role then it will be a huge loss. but i’m sure there are other great actresses that can pull it off. like the original actress who played abuela in the broadway production 

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Posted: 11/7/18 at 12:45am
It's handled.
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Posted: 11/7/18 at 9:01am
a friend of mine got a callback and was asked to audition again. he auditioned for sonny. he told me that it is a casting call for benny, nina, sonny and vanessa. that means that they are looking for newcomers for those roles.
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Posted: 11/7/18 at 10:10am

Or that it means they are at least OPEN to using newcomers.

 

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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Posted: 11/7/18 at 10:22am

teddy1996 said: "a friend of mine got a callback and was asked to audition again. he auditioned for sonny. he told me that it is a casting call for benny, nina, sonny and vanessa. that means that they are looking for newcomers for those roles."

This surprises me

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Posted: 11/8/18 at 1:31am

BwayLB said: "teddy1996 said: "a friend of mine got a callback and was asked to audition again. he auditioned for sonny. he told me that it is a casting call for benny, nina, sonny and vanessa. that means that they are looking for newcomers for those roles."

This surprises me
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i wouldn’t mind seeing newcomers in these roles. it would be a great way to showcase new fresh new talent and it will give them a chance to shine. 

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Posted: 11/15/18 at 2:29am
i would love to see juan pablo di pace in this movie. he would make a great kevin
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Posted: 11/15/18 at 10:00am

teddy1996 said: "i would love to see juan pablo di pace in this movie. he would make a great kevin"

You ARE aware he’s 39 and reads 29.  He looks more like college age Nina’s brother than father.  

 

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Posted: 11/15/18 at 5:53pm

BrodyFosse123 said: "teddy1996 said: "i would love to see juan pablo di pace in this movie. he would make a great kevin"

You ARE aware he’s 39 and reads 29. He looks more like college age Nina’s brother than father.


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then he would make a great piragua guy. he has the vocals to pull it off. 

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Posted: 11/28/18 at 2:23am
when will we get more casting updates?
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Posted: 12/21/18 at 2:40am

BwayLB said: "teddy1996 said: "a friend of mine got a callback and was asked to audition again. he auditioned for sonny. he told me that it is a casting call for benny, nina, sonny and vanessa. that means that they are looking for newcomers for those roles."

This surprises me
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and this is what lin manuel said in a recent interview: “[Casting director] Bernie Telsey is pouring through all the auditions from our worldwide casting call. I get to see the really good stuff at the end—I’m watching a lot of videos right now. I’m actually super behind! There is a new song and Quiara’s screenplay is so smart and so great. It takes place now—it doesn’t take place whenever we wrote it. It’s really smartly updated. Anthony Ramos [the Hamilton original cast member who will play Miranda’s role of Usnavi] is such a talent and such a light. In a lot of ways he comes to the role even more naturally than I do. He’s just a star. Watching him become a star, I have a bit of the like, “I told y’all!” 

wowwww this make me even more excited for this movie. the fact that they have updated the script to make it take place now and that they added a new song makes it even more special. 

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Posted: 12/21/18 at 9:12am
Does not surprised me much. But please be worth it
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Posted: 12/21/18 at 10:20am
a friend of mine who auditioned for the movie said that rehearsals start in february
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Posted: 1/5/19 at 2:07pm

BwayLB said: "Does not surprised me much. But please be worth it"

the movie also has a budget of 50 million dollars. and rehearsals start in february so we should get some casting news this month

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Posted: 1/5/19 at 4:52pm
^ Just what i will be waiting for. And about to see Dear Evan Hansen on tour
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The IN THE HEIGHTS Film Adaptation Thread#172
Posted: 1/17/19 at 8:49am

Or Lin is really excited about RENT.

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Posted: 1/18/19 at 2:12am

JP2 said: "Or Lin is really excited about RENT."

maybe....maybe not. it could still be a possibility that he will be in the movie. 

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Posted: 1/19/19 at 12:09am

Right now Joseph Velez is listed as Kevin Rosario on IMDB. Not sure if there's any merit to this but he certainly has the look for the role.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1321510/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2

 

Personally, I want Jaime Camil to play Kevin and Auli'i Cravalho as Nina, 

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Posted: 1/19/19 at 12:55am

natashalost said: "Right now Joseph Velez is listed as Kevin Rosario on IMDB. Not sure if there's any merit to this but he certainly has the look for the role.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1321510/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2



Personally, I want Jaime Camil to play Kevin and Auli'i Cravalho as Nina,
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that could possibly be false. cause lin wants latino legends and latino unknowns for this movie and i highly doubt that they would cast an unknown for the part of kevin. it has to be a big name. and on top of that, he doesn’t even sing. 

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