'In The Heights' Film Gains Hamilton Alum Anthony Ramos

Remember how Warner Bros. won the hot bidding war for the film rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda's first hit stage show, "In The Heights"?

In The Heights Poster

Okay well if you don't, back in May, it was a highly sought-after property that was suffering a bit from the initial interest of someone with the initials H.W.  Shortly thereafter, good ol' Warner Bros. won the flick, and John M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) announced a release date for the feature film, summer of 2020.

'In The Heights' Film Gains Hamilton Alum Anthony Ramos
Actor Anthony Ramos at the 2017 Gotham Awards.
Photo by Miro Vrlik Photography / Shutterstock.com

Today, it was confirmed by Variety that "Hamilton" alum Anthony Ramos, who can be seen along-side Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the already-Oscar-buzzy A Star Is Born, will be starring in the film, but not who he'll be playing yet. We're thinking maybe the role of Usnavi, which Miranda originated on Broadway during the initial run.

In The Heights has a release date of June 26th, 2020.

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

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