Before Lin Manuel Miranda brought us “Hamilton," it was all about "In the Heights.”
The Tony Award-winning musical was a precursor to the musical based on Alexander Hamilton’s life that gained Miranda worldwide recognition.
Now, Miranda is bringing his Broadway hit to the big screen in 2020, and it comes with a big, lively, and inspiring production.
The trailer, which debuted Thursday, is already turning up the heat and making waves on social media.
“This is it, Lin better get his Oscar this time,” one Youtube commenter said.
“This is the only movie I want to see in 2020,” another added.
The colorful trailer for the highly-anticipated musical introduces bodega owner, Usnavi, played by Anthony Ramos.
It takes place in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood in New York City called Washington Heights, and draws inspiration from Miranda’s own upbringing in the city’s “barrio.”
Usnavi has big dreams of moving to the Dominican Republic to start a new life.
“It’s a story of a block that was disappearing,” Ramos says in the first few minutes of the trailer before adding that the “streets were made of music.”
In addition to Ramos, the big-screen adaptation stars Corey Hawkins, Marc Anthony, Jimmy Smits, Melissa Barrera, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dascha Polanco and Stephanie Beatriz.
While the movie seems to closely follow the plot of the musical, it seems like the politics are heightened based on the line about kicking out the Dreamers.
“In the Heights” hails from “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu.
It’s set to hit theaters in the summer of 2020.
Turn up the volume on your dreams and watch the trailer below: