Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights has released on HBO Max sooner than expected. The hit musical adaptation was slated to open on June 11 instead of June 18 but got released on the 10th instead.
The movie adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name has been a highly anticipated film this summer.
In the Heights was initially scheduled to release in June 2020, but the movie was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Like the rest of Warner Bros.’ 2021 slate, the film is debuting simultaneously on HBO Max and will be available on the streaming platform for 31 days.
In The Heights comes on the heels of recent projects like Mortal Kombat and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. Both of those movies arrived on HBO Max on Friday, but In the Heights is bucking that tradition.
Jon M. Chu, American film and television director, producer, and screenwriter, confirmed the news on social media when he shared a picture of himself, Ramos, and Hamilton star Christopher Jackson with the hashtag “#OutNOW.”
Additionally, Marc Anthony (Mr. de la Vega in the film) celebrated In the Heights‘ release.
The film follows the story of the residents of a Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City. At the center of it all is a young bodega owner, Usnavi de la Vega, who works hard and dreams big.
Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, and Jimmy Smits lead this musical drama written and produced by Quiara Alegría Hudes and based on the stage musical by Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Chu brings forth a dream-like element to the narrative, using both eye-catching visual effects and artful shots. Combined with the voices of such talented actors and actresses, the film is sure to distract you from the stress of the day.
About In The Heights
In the Heights is a 2021 American musical drama film directed by Jon M. Chu from a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes. It is based on the stage musical of the same name by Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The film stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, and Jimmy Smits.
The film follows a similar plot to the musical, telling the story of a corner in Washington Heights, New York City, where each member of the community pursues their dream of a better life.