In the Heights trailer: The director of Crazy Rich Asians turns a shambolic neighbourhood into a magical, musical new world

In the Heights stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrers, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco and Jimmy Smits

Russel D'Silva   |    March 16, 2021 2:41 AM IST

Ever though what your neighbourhood would look like with a complete makeover or how a non-descript one you're regularly pass along your normal route could use an uplift? Well...that's exactly what new musical, In the Heights, promises with its trailer, which gives way to a world full of dreams, hope and some foot-tapping music. Directed by Jon M. Chu of Crazy Rich Asians fame, In the Heights stars Anthony Ramos (“A Star is Born,” Broadway’s “Hamilton”), Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton,” “BlacKkKlansman”), singer/songwriter Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera (TV’s “Vida”), Olga Merediz (Broadway’s “In the Heights”), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway’s “Rent”), Gregory Diaz IV (Broadway’s “Matilda the Musical”), Stephanie Beatriz (TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Dascha Polanco (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”) and Jimmy Smits (the “Star Wars” films).

BL Verdict: The In the Heights trailer promises a good, uplifting musical