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Warner Bros Wins Film Rights To Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In The Heights’

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He is the mastermind behind the Broadway and now West End smash ‘Hamilton’, winning eleven Tony and seven Olivier Awards in the process.

Not to mention his involvement in Disney’s Moana and the forthcoming sequel ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ with Emily Blunt.

With his proven pedigree, it’s no surprise Lin-Manuel Miranda is a well sought-after figure in theatre and film. Before all this however. The star established himself in 2008’s ‘In The Heights’, creating the music and lyrics for the tale set over three days, in the New York City Latino neighbourhood of Washington Heights.

After a rather protracted journey, which has seen the project escape the disgraced confines of The Weinstein Company and slip through the hands of High School Musical director Kenny Ortega and Universal Pictures in recent years. The musical is finally set for a big-screen transfer thanks to Warner Bros winning the film rights, after a fierce bidding war with other studios.

Already attached to the film are director Jon M. Chu, who will be providing us with Constance Wu/Henry Golding rom-com ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ this Summer, the adaptation of the Kevin Kwan novel. Alongside Chu will be Quiara Alegria Hudes, who originally wrote the musical’s book.

Considering the recent success of La La Land and The Greatest Showman. Musicals are having quite the resurgence, so you can hardly blame Warner Bros for investing so much in this one. Don’t throw away your shot now…

Source: Variety

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