Movie Version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights' Set for Summer 2020


Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical In the Heights will hit theaters in 2020 as a summer-event movie.

Warner Bros. won the rights to the 2008 Tony-winner after a bidding war earlier this spring. The project had been in development at The Weinstein Company, which auctioned f many its assets in the wake the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Warner Bros. announced Thursday that In the Heights will be released June 26, 2020. Miranda is producing the film, which is to be directed by Jon M. Chu. The upcoming romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians is also helmed by Chu.

In the Heights is about a bodega owner in New York’s Washington Heights. Miranda has previously said his follow-up to In the HeightsHamilton, will be adapted into a movie but not soon.