Warner Bros. Acquires Film Rights To IN THE HEIGHTS

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Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award winning musical In The Heights has been bought by Warner Bros.

In the Heights is set in Washington Heights in New York City and focuses on a bodega owner who’s closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother’s fortune. Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the production and starred in the show’s lead role, earning him a nomination for the Tony Award for best actor in a musical.

The project was formerly under the Weinstein Company but left after the scandal erupted around that organisation. The film is set to be directed Jon Chu (Crazy Rich Asians).

SOURCE: Variety.com