Marc Anthony to Star in 'In the Heights' Movie

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The King of Salsa is headed to the big screen!

Marc Anthony is set to star in the movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musicalIn the Heights

The Hamilton creator - also known as Lin Manuel Miranda - went to Twitter to announce the casting of Marc Anthony: "Okay I actually can't hold it in anymore. Sonny's father will be played by @MarcAnthony. It's a brief but pivotal role. ...And I still can't believe it,"


"In the Heights" will be directed by John M. Chu. The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the movie will center on a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother's fortune.

The Hollywood Reporter also adds that broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Dascha Polanco (Orange Is the New Black), Anthony Ramos and Corey Hawkins are also set to star in the film.

Miranda is producing along with Hudes, Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman and Mara Jacobs. David Nicksay is executive producing with Jill Furman, Kevin McCollum and Jeffrey Seller.

Warner Bros. is behind the project and plans a June 26, 2020, release.

This article was originally published byThe Hollywood Reporter.

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