Warner Bros has dropped its latest trailer for ‘In The Heights’ and takes it all the way to the next level with sun-drenched visuals and feel-good musical dance numbers.
Adapted from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (Hamilton) hit Broadway show, ‘In The Heights’ and its sizzling sultry trailers brings to life beautiful and elegant diversity in a truly universal story of hope and dreams. Director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) dares you to dream big on the vibrant streets of Washington Heights to the foot-stomping sounds of a Latino beat.
The action follows a kaleidoscope of dreams amongst a tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.
Just like LA LA Land, with which it may well be compared, Chu’s project never shy’s away from those big dance sequences, it’s all about ‘go big or go home’ and finally, the Latino community has the biggest stage to share their rich and vibrant story with the world.
“I have to say Jon dreams bigger than any of us dared to dream in terms of the size and scope of this. He was committed to the authenticity of being in that neighbourhood, going for the authenticity of being in the neighbourhood and really grounding us in the neighbourhood that you know, I know, that I grew up in and love and then also when it comes to dreaming so big, I mean this is a BIG movie musical.” Miranda stated, “I think we are so used to asking for less just to ask to occupy space as Latinos, like please just let us make our little movie. Jon, every step of the way, was like no, this is a big movie, let’s have big dreams we are allowed to go that big.”
Rich in stars from stage and screen, the film has an array of fabulous talent including Anthony Ramos (“A Star is Born,” Broadway’s “Hamilton”), Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton,” “BlacKkKlansman”), singer/songwriter Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera (TV’s “Vida”), Olga Merediz (Broadway’s “In the Heights”), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway’s “Rent”), Gregory Diaz IV (Broadway’s “Matilda the Musical”), Stephanie Beatriz (TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Dascha Polanco (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”) and Jimmy Smits (the “Star Wars” films).
The film has a June 18th US release and will arrive in the UK on the 25th of June. Trailer time.