Lin-Manuel Miranda Chats In the Heights, Creates New Musical, and More on Desus & Mero

Film & TV News   Lin-Manuel Miranda Chats In the Heights, Creates New Musical, and More on Desus & Mero
 
The Hamilton creator discusses his latest project and his love of his favorite uptown neighborhood.

Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by Showtime's Desus & Mero to chat to hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mer about the film adaptation of his musical In the Heights (now filming in Washington Heights) and the beloved suburb that inspired it.

The three also collaborated on a musical inspired by baseball legend Babe Ruth—watch both segments above and below.

As previously reported, the Jon M. Chu-helmed film adaptation of Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' In the Heights is slated for a June 2020 release. The Warner Bros. project features a cast that includes Anthony Ramos as Usnavi, Corey Hawkins as Benny, Melissa Barrera as Vanessa, Leslie Grace as Nina, Olga Merediz as Abuela Claudia, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Daniela, Stephanie Beatriz as Carla, Dascha Polanco as Cuca, Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny, and Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario.

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