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JAY Z TO PRODUCE LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA’S ‘IN THE HEIGHTS’
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jay Z are about to collaborate on the film version of Miranda’s Tony-winning musical In the Heights. In case you don’t know, the musical is about Latinos growing up in the Dominican-American neighborhood, Washington Heights in New York City.

The news was announced a few months after Jay Z signed a deal to work with The Weinstein Company to generate movies and scripted/unscripted TV. Last September, Jay Z  and Weinstein Company paired up for the Spike TV docuseries TIME: The Kalief Browder Story.

Jay Z said,

“I’m excited to tell stories from real-life prophets, whom through their struggles have changed the world for the better, and others whose stories are filled with fantasy delight.” 

The upcoming film will reportedly feature hip-hop, salsa and merengue; it will be directed by Jon M. Chu and written by Quiara Alegría Hudes.

We’re excited to see if this movie will win an Oscar… or come close to winning one!

 

JAY Z RUNS THE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

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