Every once in a while we just got to get outside and put on a big, old song & dance! One of the hottest names out there to do just that without a doubt is Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda. Here one of his earlier works In The Heights, which saw the Broadway stage starting in 2008, gets a cinematic treatment To be fair, Miranda provided the music & lyrics; Quiara Alegría Hudes is credited for the dialogue and both are an active part in this latest adaptation. This movie is the latest WarnerMedia Same-Day Premiere. The movie opened in available cinemas on Thursday, June 10, 2021 and uploaded to HBO Max the same day. The only catch is the movie appears for a limited time on the streaming service. It runs through July 11, 2021. You might say that there is another catch; how do I watch this flick in the safety of my own home? Answer – you’ll need to subscribe to HBO Max. That’s right,check out the latest deals and subscribe now.
There was once a time when HBO didn’t have a streaming service of its own. But today we have HBO Max, one of the most advanced streaming services on the market that not only gives you access to HBO’s entire catalog from the past years, but adds new movies, series, and specials of its own plus an endless stream of entertainment options from other properties in the Warner family, like TCM, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network and the DC Universe.
The best way to watch “In The Heights” and more online is to grab an HBOMax subscription for about fifteen bucks a month, or you can sign up for six months and get a better deal. The Same Day Premieres are not a part of the ad-supported version of the streamer.
When Does “In The Heights” Premiere?
“In The Heights” debuts on HBOMax on June 10th, 2021, and is removed on July 11, 2021.
Directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) from a screenplay by Hudes, the film stars Anthony Ramos (who can also be seen on HBO’s IN TREATMENT), Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, and Jimmy Smits, with appearances by Miranda and Christopher Jackson. The film follows a similar plot to the musical, telling the story of a corner in Washington Heights, New York City, where each member of the community pursues their dream of a better life.Usnavi de la Vega (Ramos) tells children the story of Washington Heights. Usnavi owns a bodega, and introduces: Abuela Claudia (Merediz recreating her stage role) the matriarch of the neighborhood who raised him; Kevin Rosario (Smits), who runs the taxi company; Kevin’s employee, Benny (Hawkins); the salon ladies Daniela (Ruben-Vega), Carla (Stephanie Beatriz), and Cuca (Dascha Polanco), Vanessa (Barrera), Usnavi’s love interest; and Usnavi’s cousin Sonny (Dias IV), who he employs. Via solos, duets, ensemble and full company numbers complete with Chrstopher Scott choreography Washington Heights comes alive!