Actor and multi-Grammy winning singer Marc Anthony (“Man on Fire,” “Hawthorne”) has joined the cast of the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning Broadway musical “In the Heights” for Warner Bros. Pictures.
Set in Washington Heights in New York City, the story focuses on a bodega owner who is closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother’s fortune.
Anthony will portray the father of Sonny (Gregory Diaz IV), the younger cousin of the lead character Unsavi (Anthony Ramos). The part is a brief but pivotal role.
He joins the recently announced additions of Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz and Dascha Polance. Corey Hawkins, Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz, Leslie Grace, and Melissa Barrera also star.
Jon M. Chu (“Crazy Rich Asians”) will direct from a script written by Quiara Alegría Hudes (“Hamilton”).
Source: The Wrap