For his next (potential) trick, Now You See Me 2 director Jon M. Chu is in talks to helm the long-developing big screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical — no, not Hamilton. The other one. The Weinstein Company recently acquired rights to In the Heights, Miranda’s Tony award-winning musical about a tight-knit Dominican-American community in Washington Heights, New York.
Lin-Manuel Miranda delivered what may very well be the best Broadway musical in years with his hip-hop take on the life of Alexander Hamilton. But before Hamilton became the sort of hit that most people can only see if they’re lucky enough to win a lottery drawing, Miranda had another successful show with In the Heights, the Tony award-winning musical about a Dominican-American neighborhood in Washington Heights, New York. And it’s that musical — not Hamilton, sorry — that’s making the leap to the big screen.