Jay Z Will Be A Producer For The Upcoming Film ‘In The Heights’
Jay Z is set to co-produce Lin-Manuel Miranda play-turned-film ‘In The Heights’.
Jay Z is in the news today with news from Playbill that he will reportedly co-produce the upcoming film In The Heights. The film originated as a play in 2008– written by no other than the ‘Hamilton’ star Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Broadway musical was more than successful, as it ended up winning a Tony Award for Best Musical. The play-turned-film is about a group of Latino characters being raised in New York City’s own Washington Heights.
Variety interviewed Lin-Manuel recently in which he revealed that production will begin this spring. The play is being adapted by Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Now You See Me 2 director John M. Chu will reportedly behind the camera. Miranda wrapped up the interview by confirming that he would not be reprising his role as the main character Usnavi, but is open to tackling another role for the big screen.
With Jay Z producing and Lin Manuel behind the scenes, this is a film all Hip-Hop heads can get behind.
While we wait for a teaser, check out the ‘In The Heights’ performance at the 2008 Tony’s below.