On Sunday evening, as everybody begrudgingly adjusted to Daylight Saving Time and braced themselves for the sub-freezing climate this week (it is Idiot’s Spring in NYC, y’all), we received somewhat little bit of sunshine within the type of two new trailers for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights.
The film, directed by Jon Chu (Loopy Wealthy Asians), relies on Miranda’s 2008 Broadway musical about residents in Washington Heights—the place he grew up. It focuses on two younger males, Benny and Usnavi, and two younger girls, Vanessa and Nina; their goals; and the goals of their households and neighbors.
Filming happened on location, and the trailers present acquainted spots, just like the 191st subway station, J. Hood Wright Park, and the Highbridge Pool.
A teaser trailer was first launched in December 2019, again when the movie was going to be launched on June twenty sixth, 2020. Now, Within the Heights might be in theaters and on HBO Max, and it actually looks as if the film we want proper now—a narrative of hope, filled with vibrance and human connection and a reminder that there might be days after we can have block events and splash round in a pool collectively.
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Chu shared that sentiment on Instagram, “After a 12 months of sacrifice and isolation all of us deserve a celebration!! Our film has a lot pleasure, celebration and hope I can’t wait so that you can all expertise it when it drops on June 18th in theaters with family and friends as soon as once more or within the consolation of your own home on HBOMax!”
Miranda, who performed Usnavi on Broadway, has a small function within the film, as properly. He shared that the unique Broadway Benny, Christopher Jackson (he performed George Washington within the authentic forged of Hamilton), can also be making an look: