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Friday, April 12

More casting announced for movie of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ musical In The Heights.

More casting has just been announced for  the screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ musical In The Heights.

As previously reported, the Jon M. Chu-directed movie will also feature Hamilton alum Anthony Ramos as Usnavi and Tony nominee Corey Hawkins as Benny with Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace playing Vanessa and Nina.   Featuring a screenplay by Hudes, production on The Warner Bros project will begin on location uptown this summer. It is set to arrive in theatres June 26th, 2020.

Barrera is best known for her performances on the Mexican telenovelas Siempre Tuya Acapulco and Tanto Amor (she also performs the theme song for the latter with Kalimba). Bronx-born Grace is a three-time Latin Grammy nominee, earning nods for for the single "Como Duele el Silencio," the album Lloviendo Estrellas, and her 2013 self-titled release, which appeared in the top five on Billboard's Latin Albums and Tropical Albums charts.

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