In the Heights, based on the stage musical of the same name by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes (the latter returning to write the script for the film), is set to land on HBO Max and in theaters in a simultaneous release this Friday, June 10th. The film already had it's world premiere last Friday at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival where it was met with critical acclaim. To demonstrate why, Warner Bros. has released the first eight minutes of the movie which contains the entirety of the opening number, the titular song “In the Heights" Check it out below:
In the Heights stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, and Jimmy Smits. It is directed by Jon M. Chu.