PACIENCA Y FE!! More casting for the film adaptation of the 2008 Tony winning smash hit In the Heights has been announced.

The most exciting casting announcement that has been revealed has just been announced that original Broadway cast member Olga Merediz will be reprising her Tony Award nominated performance of everyone's favorite inspirational resident of Washington Heights herself…. "Abuela Claudia".

In addition to Merediz, it was also announced that….

Emmy Award winner Jimmy Smits will play the role of the overprotective father himself "Kevin Rosario" (the role originated on stage by Carlos Gomez),

and Puerto Rican native and Broadway veteran Gregory Diaz IV will take on the role of the sassy, superficially lazy, yet ambitious "Sonny" (the role originated by Robin De Jesus).

Merediz, Smits, and Diaz IV will join the previously announced lineup of Anthony Ramos as "Usnavi", Tony nominee Corey Hawkins as "Benny", Leslie Grace as "Nina Rosario", and Melissa Barrera as Vanessa.

The film adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS is scheduled to begin filming this summer. From Warner Bros. Pictures and under the direction of Jon M. Chu, the film will be released in Theaters on June 26th, 2020.

Who is excited?

Olga Merediz to Reprise Tony-Nominated Turn as Abuela Claudia in In the Heights Movie

The In the Heights film may be a year away, but we can breathe knowing that we have a perfect Abuela Claudia. Powerhouse Broadway …

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