"In the barrio of Washington Heights, the streets were made of music," Ramos' character Usnavi says in the trailer.
Turn up your volume -- because the first trailer for "In the Heights" is here.
The film, which is based on Lin-Manual Miranda's Tony-winning Broadway musical of the same name, follows a bodega owner, Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother's fortune.
"In the Heights" tells the story of a neighborhood in New York City where the vibrant streets are "made of music."
The trailer begins with Ramos' Usnavi telling young kids about the meaning behind the word "sueñito" ("little dream"). After the children ask for a story, Usnavi begins to tell them the tale of Washington Heights.
"It's a story of a block that was disappearing," he says. "In the barrio of Washington Heights, the streets were made of music."
The clip then bursts into song and dance, showing the vibrant daily life of the barrio's inhabitants all while the movie musical's title song, "In the Heights" plays in the background. The electric trailer, which includes mind-blowing dance numbers, teases a film full of life, love and big dreams.
"A dream isn't some sparkly diamond, there's no shortcuts," Ramos' character says at one point. "Sometimes it's rough."
The film, which is based on a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, comes from director Jon M. Chu, who directed 2018's "Crazy Rich Asians." "In the Heights" is written by Hudes and Marc Klein. Warner Bros. won the rights to the movie last year from the Weinstein Company following its collapse after the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
In addition to writing the music and lyrics to the film adaptation, Miranda -- who also created "Hamilton" and originated the role of Usnavi on stage -- is also listed as a producer and stars as Piragua Guy. The movie musical also stars Corey Hawkins, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, Melissa Barrera Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, and Daphne Rubin-Vega.
"In the Heights" hits theaters June 26, 2020.
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