In the Heights’ Jon M. Chu Names Baby in Honor of Upcoming Film

Film & TV News   In the Heights’ Jon M. Chu Names Baby in Honor of Upcoming Film
Chu is directing the currently filming movie adaptation of the Tony-winning musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes.
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Director Jon M. Chu and wife Kristin Hodge welcomed baby Jonathan Heights Chu into the world July 26.

Chu took a break from directing the upcoming In the Heights film adaptation to be with his family, according to Chu's Twitter post, adding that the baby’s nickname will be "Heights."

This is not the first In The Heights–related birth. Shortly after opening Off-Broadway, book writer Quiara Alegría Hudes went into labor.

Filming for the movie, which is scheduled for a June 2020 release, continues this summer in Manhattan. Starring are Anthony Ramos as Usnavi, Corey Hawkins as Benny, Melissa Barrera as Vanessa, Leslie Grace as Nina, Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny, Marc Antony as Sonny's father, and Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario. Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to appear as Piraguero.

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