Lin-Manuel Miranda announces cast of ‘In The Heights’ movie

Anthony Ramos will star as Usnavi in Lin Manuel-Miranda's "In The Heights." Photo by Christine Chew/UPI

April 11 (UPI) — Lin-Manuel Miranda announced the cast of  the “In The Heights” film on Twitter Thursday.

The cast includes Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Corey Hawkins and Leslie Grace.

“And now, I’m thrilled to announce some of the cast of our ‘In The Heights’ film. . . @ARamosofficial IS UsNavi

@MelissaBarreraM IS Vanessa

#CoreyHawkins IS Benny

@lesliegrace IS Nina Rosario,” Miranda tweeted.

He said “In The Heights” will film this summer.

The Broadway show, which was written by and starred Miranda, won the Tony for best musical in 2008.

The show takes place in Washington Heights in New York, and will be shot on location.  It follows a bodega owner, a college student, a taxi driver, a beauty salon and an old woman dealing with the gentrification of their neighborhood.


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