Universal Pictures has acquired rights to turn Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “In the Heights” into a feature reports Variety.
The musical takes place over three days in the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, where a bodega owner (played by the show’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda) inherits his late grandmother’s lottery winnings and plans to shutter his store and retire on a beach in the Dominican Republic.
Trying to say farewell to the characters who live on the block, he realizes that his neighbors are his real family, and he’s torn about leaving.
Miranda is expected to reprise his role in the film and produce the screen adaptation. Quiara Alegria Hudes, who wrote the book for the show, will adapt the script.