Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV, Jimmy Smits Join In the Heights Movie

Film & TV News   Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV, Jimmy Smits Join In the Heights Movie
Merediz will reprise her performance as Abuela Claudia, having earned a Tony nomination for the role in 2008.
Olga Merediz Monica Simoes

Olga Merediz, who originated the role of Abuela Claudia in Broadway's In the Heights, will reprise her Tony-nominated performance in the upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' Tony-winning musical.

Gregory Diaz IV and Jimmy Smits
Gregory Diaz IV and Jimmy Smits

Also newly tapped for the movie are Gregory Diaz IV (Broadway's Matilda) as Sonny and Jimmy Smits (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, How to Get Away With Murder) as Kevin Rosario.

As previously reported, the Jon M. Chu-directed movie will star Hamilton alum Anthony Ramos as Usnavi, Tony nominee Corey Hawkins as Benny, Melissa Barrera as Vanessa, and Leslie Grace as Nina.

READ: Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares More About the In The Heights Film and What It Was Like Recording With President Obama

The Warner Bros. project, featuring a screenplay by Hudes, is set to arrive in theatres June 26, 2020. Filming will begin—appropriately, on location in Washington Heights—this summer.

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