Today is a big day to live In the Heights. The upcoming musical extravaganza, based on the acclaimed Broadway hit from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, dropped its first poster, building up buzz for the first trailer being released tomorrow. And now, the film’s creators, from Miranda to director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) to stars Leslie Grace, Dascha Polanco, and Anthony Ramos have taken to Twitter and dropped some new footage on our laps. How much anticipation can we handle? Do the heights never end?!
The new footage shared is an appealing mix of eye-popping footage — equal parts dance and narrative components — with brief soundbites on what the project means to each person. “The best thing we did was cast this bunch,” says Chu. Miranda agrees: “I can’t wait for the world to fall in love with them.” And every actor gushes over the importance and relevance of this particular story, with Jimmy Smits saying, “I think the film is definitely gonna resonate with audiences. It’s something special and beautiful.” One thing’s for sure — these artists are not throwing away their shot. Whoops, wrong show!
Check out the clips from In the Heights from its stars and creator’s social media accounts below.