The movie is based on the award-winning Broadway show.
The upcoming film of the American musical drama was written by Quiara Alegría Hudes and will be directed by Jon M. Chu. The film adaptation is based on the 2005 musical of the same name by Quiara and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Marc Anthony has joined the movie's cast.
Lin-Manuel Miranda announced the big news on Thursday, June 6, that Marc Anthony would be joining the cast to play a new character, Sonny's father. "I'll give you a hint," Lin tweeted before releasing the news. "The character of Sonny's father does not sing in #InTheHeightsMovie (though the actor playing him is a fine singer, and criminally underrated as an actor)."
Anthony Ramos will be starring as the main character.
He will be playing the role of Usnavi de la Vega. The talented actor has previously starred in Netlfix's She's Gotta Have It, A Star Is Born, and Will & Grace.
Melissa Barrera will play the main character's love interest.
She will be starring as Usnavi de la Vega's love interest Vanessa. The actress has already been sharing photos to Instagram of herself with some of the cast at rehearsals for the musical.
Leslie Grace also joined the project.
The singer has already begun her transformation to play Nina. Her hair is super curly in this selfie, and she has been spotted filming in Washington Heights. She is already in full acting mode and shared a stunning selfie on Instagram, captioning it, "Call me Nina."
Washington Heights residents are part of the filming process.
Fans have been sharing photos and videos that they've captured of the actors filming all over Washington Heights. The neighborhood and its residents will serve as backdrops and extras for the film, giving it an added touch of authenticity.
It was reported that Rita Moreno would be involved in the film.
There were various reports in 2018 that linked the legendary actress to the production, saying she might star in the film. She reportedly had been in talks to join the cast and was rumored to be taking on the role of matriarch Abuela Claudia. Her representative denied the reports, saying she was not attached to the movie. We hope that the rumors are true, though!
We can't wait to see the movie!!