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Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins the Cast of In the Heights


Lin-Manuel Miranda has tweeted out that he’s joining the cast of the film adaptation of his Broadway musical In the Heights. In the first tweet he posted a pic of himself that said Lin-Manuel Miranda is Piraguero. The second tweet has the same pic but states, “One last bit of casting. [Rolls piragua cart on set…]. You can check out the tweets below.

The character owns a piragua stand, which is a Puerto Rican shaved ice dessert. The cast of In the Heights includes Marc Anthony, Anthony Ramos (in the role Miranda played in the Broadway show), Corey Hawkins, Gregory Diaz IV, Melissa Barerra, Leslie Grace, Stephanie Beatriz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dascha Polanco and Jimmy Smits.

The Broadway show, with music and lyrics by Miranda, opened on Broadway in 2008. It was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won four, including the 2008 Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Choreography awards. The film will be directed by Jon M. Chu and written by Quiara Alegría Hudes

The film will hit theaters on June 26, 2020. Are you guys excited to see that Lin-Manuel Miranda is appearing in In the Heights? Let us know in the comments.

Jenna Busch
Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games and comics all over the Internet for over a decade, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of Tabletop, written comic books and is a contributing author and assistant editor for the PsychGeeks book series including Star Wars Psychology. She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosts the Legion podcast.