The Warner Bros. project, directed by Jon M. Chu and featuring a screenplay by Hudes, will open in movie theatres June 26, 2020.
Miranda plays Piraguero—the Washington Heights local who sells flavored ice from a cart—in a cast that also 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, Marc Antony as Sonny's father, Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario, and Noah Catala as Graffiti Pete.
Miranda's musical about a tight-knit community in Washington Heights ran for six months Off-Broadway in 2007 before subsequently transferring to Broadway, where it began previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre February 14, 2008, prior to an official opening March 9, 2008. The production concluded its Tony-winning run January 9, 2011, after 1,184 performances. In the Heights earned Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score, as well as Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. The show was also a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.