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.