Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical is reaching new height… on the big screen.
Warner Bros. has set a release date for the feature adaptation of the 38-year-old Puerto Rican Broadway composer, lyricist, playwright and actor and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights.
The film, directed by Jon M. Chu, will be released onJune 26, 2020.
No cast has been set yet, but Miranda is producing with the musical being adapted from Hudes’ script and Miranda’s music and lyrics.
A decade ago, Miranda starred in the four-Tony-winning Broadway musical in which he played a bodega owner in Washington Heights who strikes it rich and plans to leave, until the pull of the neighborhood and the people in it give him pause. Miranda followed that up by creating Hamilton.
June 26 is a prime date for In the Heights as the musical also takes place during the summer, with a positive emphasis on family and community.
The only other studio wide release scheduled on that date is an untitled Fox Marvel movie.
Chu has Warners’ upcoming Crazy Rich Asians coming out on August 15.