Fresh off appearing in the hit “A Star Is Born,”Anthony Ramos is ready for his next big act.
Ramos is in talks to star in the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “In the Heights,” according to Variety. The two have worked together before — Ramos originated the roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in Miranda’s blockbuster musical “Hamilton.”
“In the Heights” — which won the 2008 Tony for Best Musical — centers on the residents of Washington Heights, an Upper Manhattan neighborhood that is largely Latino but is experiencing gentrification. Characters include a bodega owner, a taxi driver, a beauty salon worker, a college student, and an elderly woman who all face personal crises during a summer blackout.
Miranda wrote the music and lyrics and portrayed the lead role of Usnavi. He then went on to create and star in “Hamilton.”
Quiara Alegría Hudes is writing the script and Crazy Rich Asians” filmmaker Jon M. Chu will direct. Miranda will serve as a producer. The movie is slated for release June 26, 2020.
After playing Lady Gaga’s best friend in “A Star Is Born,” Ramos can next be seen in next year’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and in the upcoming second season of Netflix’s “She’s Gotta Have It.”
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