HSM’s Ortega Does “In The Heights” Film

Kenny Ortega (“This Is It,” “High School Musical”) is set to direct a film adaptation of Tony-winning Broadway musical “In the Heights” for Universal Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Heights” explored three days in New York City’s Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights. The production fused hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who composed and wrote the musical, is set to star in and produce the film. Quiara Alegria Hudes, who wrote the play’s book, is writing the script.