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Movie Version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights to Begin Filming

The ''Hamilton'' creator is also working on a second film project with ''In the Heights'' writer Quiara Alegría Hudes. logo
Lin-Manuel Miranda reveals plans for two upcoming film projects.
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Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda shared details of two upcoming film projects, during a recent interview with Variety.

The actor and writer has revealed plans for an upcoming movie adaptation of his Tony-winning 2008 musical In the Heights. The film, which will be adapted for the big screen by original bookwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes, is set to begin filming this spring. Miranda himself will make an appearance in the film, though not in the lead role of Usnavi. No further details have been announced so far.

In addition, Miranda and Hudes are also working on a second film project, which is as yet unnamed. No more information is available about that project so far.

In addition to being the Pulitzer Prize-, Tony-, Drama Desk-, Outer Critics Circle-, and Grammy Award-winning creator and original star of the Broadway hit Hamilton, Miranda won a Tony and a Grammy for his musical In the Heights, and an Emmy for his music on the 2014 Tony Awards. Miranda's additional upcoming film projects include Disney's Moana, for which he cowrote the music, and a role in Mary Poppins Returns.

Miranda was also recently announced to emcee the October 8 edition of NBC's Saturday Night Live, featuring musical guest Twenty One Pilots.

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