Today we talk to Jon M. Chu, he is best known as the director of 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians but has also been behind the camera in such films as Step Up 2: The Streets, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Now You See Me 2 and he’s currently working on the Musical Big Screen Adaptation of Wicked… this time around hes taking on IN THE HEIGHTS – click here to see our review.
The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to a cinematic event, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big… “In the Heights.”
Lights up on Washington Heights…The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.
“In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.
Click here to see the full trailer or see the first 8 minutes of the film above and the interview below!
In The Heights opens in cinemas June 24.