Reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Hamilton-creator Lin-Manuel Miranda takes on a film adaptation at the Weinstein Co. for his earlier work, In The Heights.
Miranda has been made the producer of the film, it has been unclear whether he will actually star in it as the character is 10 years younger than he is (Miranda is now 36).
In The Heights was initially set up by the folk of Universal Pictures and after years of development, the project was cut loose in 2011.
Harvey Weinstein expressed a lot of confidence at the project’s revival:
“In the Heights and Lin-Manuel brought Washington Heights to Broadway back in 2008 and in the process turned the theater world on its head. The movie musicals of the 1950s were incredible, but In The Heights will revolutionize what movie audiences expect from the genre.“
No word yet on when to expect it.