In The Heights UK movie release date confirmed – watch new trailers

When is In The Heights released in the UK?

The In The Heights movie adaption has been handed a new UK release date – when is it out in cinemas?

A big screen version of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical was originally due out in cinemas in summer 2020.

After a year’s delay the movie is finally on its way with a new UK release date confirmed for 18 June, 2021.

Set in New York’s largely Hispanic-American neighbourhood of Washington Heights, the musical follows a number of residents over the course of three days as they discover what it means to be home.

The film adaption features a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes – who wrote the musical’s book – with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Ahead of the release date, two new trailers have been revealed which you can watch below…

Directed by Jon M. Chu, the In The Heights movie cast will be led by Anthony Ramos (Hamilton, A Star is Born) as Usnavi with Corey Hawkins (Six Degrees of Separation) as Benny, Melissa Barrera (Vida) as Vanessa and singer-songwriter Leslie Grace as Nina.

Further casting includes Daphne Rubin-Vega as Daniela, Stephanie Beatriz as Carla and Dascha Polanco as Cuca, Olga Merediz as Abuela Claudia, Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario, Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny, Noah Catala as Graffiti Pete and Marc Anthony as Mr. de la Vega.

An original motion picture cast recording is available for pre-order with two songs – the title track and 96,000 – both available to download and stream now.

The original stage version of In the Heights first premiered in 2005 before transferring Off-Broadway and eventually moving to Broadway in 2008 where it won four Tony Awards including Best New Musical.

A West End production played the King’s Cross Theatre between 2015 and 2017, picking up a trio of Olivier awards.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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