The opening sequence of the incoming musical In The Heights is released, and here’s a taster of the film as it heads to UK cinemas this month.

After being one of a bunch of films delayed for a year, Jon M Chu’s screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical In The Heights finally arrives in UK cinemas later this month. We’ve actually had the pleasure of seeing this particular film, and it’s a real delight.

Furthermore, to try and whet your appetite and get you to see the film, Warner Bros has released the opening eight minutes from the film in advance. This covers the opening number of the movie and is a fair representation of what you’re going to get.

Here’s the sequence…

And finally, the synopsis for the film…

The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to a cinematic event, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big… “In the Heights.” Lights up on Washington Heights…The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. “In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience. “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).

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