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Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco Join In the Heights Film

Lin-Manuel Miranda has announced more casting.

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, and Dascha Polanco have joined the In the Heights film cast.
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Confirming earlier speculation, Lin-Manuel Miranda has announced the casting of Daphne Rubin-Vega and Stephanie Beatriz for the In the Heights film, and has revealed that Dascha Polanco will also appear.

Rubin-Vega will play Daniela, with Beatriz as Carla, and Polanco in the role of Cuca. They join Melissa Barrera (Vanessa), Leslie Grace (Nina), Anthony Ramos (Usnavi), Corey Hawkins (Benny), Olga Merediz (Abuela Claudia), Jimmy Smits (Kevin Rosario), and Gregory Diaz IV (Sonny).

With a score by Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, In the Heights won the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Music and Lyrics (Miranda), Best Choreography (Andy Blankenbuehler), and Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman). The original cast recording won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The film will be directed by Jon M. Chu, and will shoot, according to Miranda, in this summer in the New York neighborhood of Washington Heights.