Watch: In The Heights trailer

A new trailer for musical In The Heights has been released ahead of the film’s release this summer.

The Jon M Chu-directed film was originally due to be released in 2020, but was moved due to the pandemic. Lin-Manuel Miranda has adapted his Tony-nominated musical for the screen.

The film stars Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos as Usnavi, a bodega owner with big dreams living in the predominantly Dominican Washington Heights neighbourhood of Manhattan.

The cast also includes Corey Hawkins, Jimmy Smits, Melissa Barrera, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dascha Polanco and Stephanie Beatriz.

Miranda, who originated the role of Usnavi on stage, will instead portray Piraguero, the owner of a small piragua stand. And, if you look closely at the trailer, you’ll also see Christopher Jackson, who originated George Washington in Hamilton.

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