Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival to Host Special Screening of Anthony Ramos’ “In The Heights”

Anthony Ramos will be reaching new heights sooner than expected…

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival will host a special screening of “In The Heights,” starring the 29-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actor.

Anthony Ramos in In The Heights

The screening will take place on June 4 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

It will come ahead of the world premiere of the Jon M. Chu-directed adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical five days later to open the Tribeca Film Festival.

It’s a coup for the L.A.-based fest, which is run by the Edward James Olmos-founded Latino Film Institute.

The preview is taking take one week before In the Heights premieres on June 11 in theaters and on HBO Max.

The news comes as LALIFF and Tribeca said they are partnering as a celebration of their 20th anniversaries this year.

Warner Bros. to Release Anthony Ramos’ “In The Heights” on June 11

Anthony Ramos’ moment in the heights to happen a week earlier…

Warner Bros.’ has announced plans to release the Jon M. Chu-directed feature musical In The Heights, starring the 29-year-old Puerto Rican actor/singer on June 11, a week earlier than previously scheduled.

Anthony Ramos in In The Heights

The movie, the feature adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría HudesTony Award-winning musical, recently dropped a new trailer.

In the Heights is set in the titular Latinx community of New York City’s bustling Washington Heights. When the neighborhood’s charismatic local bodega owner, and the film’s humble narrator, finally decides to fulfill his dream of going to the island his parents called home, his departure will change his beloved block forever.

In the Heights stars Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco and icon Jimmy Smits.

The film was originally scheduled to be released last summer before COVID-19 pushed it to this year.

Anthony Ramos to Appear on Fourth Season of HBO’s Drama Series “In Treatment”

Anthony Ramos has found his treatment

The 29-year-old Brooklyn-born Puerto Rican actor/singer has landed a recurring role opposite Uzo Aduba in the upcoming fourth season of HBO’s Emmy-winning drama series In Treatment.

Anthony Ramos

In Treatment, which ended a three-season run in 2010, is returning for a fourth season as a reimagined half-hour series. The series is in pre-production under COVID-19 guidelines, with a 2021 debut planned to air on HBO and stream on HBO Max.

The reimagining brings a diverse trio of patients in session with an observant, empathetic therapist (Aduba), who is wrestling with her own issues.

Ramos will play Eladio, a patient who works as a home health aide for a wealthy family’s adult son. Additional cast will be announced.

The HBO Entertainment production is produced in association with Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions and Sheleg.

Ramos first made his mark in the Tony and Grammy award-winning Broadway smash Hamilton, now streaming on Disney+. He can currently be seen in the feature Honest Thief opposite Liam Neeson.

He will also star in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s anticipated feature, In The Heights, directed by Jon M. Chu, slated for premiere in summer 2021.

Jamie Lynn-Sigler to Star in ABC’s Medical Drama Pilot “Triage”

Jamie Lynn-Sigler is experiencing trauma like never before…

The 39-year-old half-Cuban American actress has been cast as a series regular opposite Parisa Fitz-Henley and Michael Ealy in Triage, ABC’s second cycle medical drama pilot from David Cornue, Erica Messer, Jon M. Chu and 20th Century Fox Television.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Created by Cornue, Triage is a character-driven medical drama that follows pioneering surgeon Finley Briar (Fitz-Henley) over three distinct decades at the same hospital. With the evolution of medicine as the backdrop, the show explores the interconnected careers, friendships and romances of Finley and her colleagues, and their tenuous relationship with time.

Sigler will play Dr. Elisa Jeffers, a no-nonsense New Yorker and Finley Briar’s (Fitz-Henley) best friend and roommate.

Chu will executive produce and direct.

Sigler, best known for her role as Meadow Soprano on The Sopranos, recurred for two seasons on HBO’s Entourage and was a series regular on NBC’s Guys With Kids.

She just booked a starring role in the new Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker Adult Swim series, Beef House.

On the feature side, she starred in Gangster Land and will be seen opposite Penelope Ann Miller in indie feature All The Leaves Have Fallen.

Anthony Ramos In Talks to Star in the Film Adaptation of the Hit Broadway Musical “In The Heights”

Anthony Ramos may be reaching new Heights

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican actor, part of the original cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton, is in negotiations to star in In the HeightsWarner Bros.’ adaptation of Miranda’s other Tony-winning musical.

Anthony Ramos

If the talks pan out, Ramos would play Usnavi, the bodega owner at the center of the action in the Washington Heights-set musical, according to Deadline.

Miranda originated the role in the musical and earned a Tony Award nomination for his performance.

The musical won four Tonys in 2008 including for Best Musical, for Quiara Alegría Hudes’ book, and for Miranda’s lyrics. In the original storyline, Usnavi strikes it rich and plans to leave, until the pull of the neighborhood and the people in it give him pause.

The synopsis of the In The Heights film: Residents of the largely Latino Upper Manhattan neighborhood Washington Heights – a bodega owner, a college student, a taxi driver, a beauty salon worker, and an old woman – aspire for better lives as gentrification begins to take hold, and a sweltering summer power blackout brings their personal life crises to a head.

This is the first cast action since it was announced in May that Warner Bros. had wrapped a $50 million deal to acquire film rights to the musical. The property was the subject of a hot auction after it was extracted from the The Weinstein Company ahead of its bankruptcy.

Jon M. Chu is directing the film, adapted by Hudes.

Ramos, who played Philip Hamilton and John Laurens in Hamilton, appeared in Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It.

He currently appears in A Star is Born, as well as toplined the Sundance Film Festival film Monsters and Men.

He’ll next appear in Legendary‘s filmGodzilla: King of Monsters.

Warner Bros. to Release Film Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Musical “In The Heights” in June 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical is reaching new height… on the big screen.

Warner Broshas set a release date for the feature adaptation of the 38-year-old Puerto Rican Broadway composer, lyricist, playwright and actor and Quiara Alegría HudesTony Award-winning musical In the Heights.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

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.

Guzman Appears in First Trailer for Universal Pictures’ “Jem And The Holograms”

Ryan Guzman is Rio for his close-up…

The 27-year-old Mexican-American actor appears in the first trailer for Universal PicturesJem And The Holograms, the film adaptation of the popular animated series.

Ryan Guzman

Guzman stars as Jem’s love interest Rio Pacheco in the film , which stars Aubrey Peeples as the iconic Jem character and her alter ego Jerrica Benson.

“I, Jerrica Benson, am living the most unexceptional life. … At some point we all wish we could become someone else,” states Peeples at the beginning of the clip.

Peeples stars as a kid who writes songs that no one outside of her family hears — until sister Kimber (Stefanie Scott) uploads a video that explodes on YouTube. Suddenly she and her three sisters are signed by “the biggest record company in the world” — and the hard life lessons begin.

Smarmy company honcho Erica (Juliette Lewis) first changes Jerrica’s name and then the way “Jem” and the group act, sound and look.

Jon M. Chu directs the film from a script by Ryan Landels. Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko co-star in the pic based on Hasbro’s cult 1980s cartoon series.

Universal is set to release Jem on October 23.

Universal to Release Guzman’s “Jem and The Holograms” in October 2015

Ryan Guzman’s name is Rio and he’ll be dancing on the big screen next October.

Universal Pictures has announced plans to release Jem and The Holograms, starring the 27-year-old half-Mexican American actor, on October 23, 2015.

Ryan Guzman

The live-action film is based on the Hasbro animated series Jem, which ran from 1985 to 1988 in U.S. first-run syndication.

The music-driven film centers on music company owner Jerrica Benton, her singer alter-ego Jem, her band the Holograms, and their adventures.

Guzman will star as Rio Pacheco, Jerrica’s long-time childhood friend and boyfriend.

Jem and The Holograms is being directed by Jon M. Chu and also stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko, Juliette Lewis and Molly Ringwald.

Guzman to Star in the Baseball-Themed Film “That’s What I’m Talking About”

Ryan Guzman is ready to play ball

The 26-year-old half-Mexican American actor has signed on to star in director Richard Linklater’s baseball-themed film That’s What I’m Talking About.

Ryan Guzman

Guzman will take on one of the lead roles in the 1980s-set film about a college freshman who moves into a fraternity-like baseball house with his hard-partying teammates.

Guzman, who starred in this summer’s Step Up All In, has the background for the part: He was a college pitcher before turning his attention to acting.

Additionally, offers are reportedly out for Glee’s Blake Jenner, Teen Wolf’s Tyler Hoechlin, and 22 Jump Street’s Wyatt Russell.

Guzman next stars opposite Jennifer Lopez in Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ thriller The Boy Next Door in early 2015. He’ll also portray Rio in the Jon M. Chu-directed Jem and The Holograms.

Guzman to Star in the Live-Action “Jem and The Holograms” Film

Ryan Guzman will be seeing holograms and misfits in the near future…

The 26-year-old half-Mexican American actor will star in the live-action film adaptation of the popular cartoon Jem and The Holograms.

Ryan Guzman

Production is already underway in Los Angeles on the music-driven film, based on Hasbro’s 1980s animated series about a young woman who transforms into a pop star with the help of her best friends, and a pair of high-tech earrings.

Aubrey Peeples will star as Starlight Music owner/manager Jerrica Benton aka Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Aurora Perrineau as Shana and Hayley Kiyoko as Aja.

Guzman will portray Jem’s love interest Rio.

Jon M. Chu will direct the modern Jem for Universal Pictures.

The plot of the film will send online music sensation Jem and her Holograms on a musical adventure across Los Angeles.

Aside from the main Holograms band members, the supporting cast has yet to be revealed, including who will play Jem’s omnipresent AI fairy godmother/holographic computer Synergy.

Ryan Landels wrote the film’s script.