Lin-Manuel Miranda announces digital casting call for ‘In the Heights’ film

The Jon M. Chu-directed film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical is scheduled for a summer 2020 release.

“Lights up on Washington Heights!” Lin-Manuel Miranda proclaimed in a new video message posted Thursday. Delivered in his signature rap style, the “Hamilton” star announced a worldwide digital casting search for people to join the film adaptation of his Tony-winning musical “In the Heights.”

“I’ve got all these roles someone was made to play,” Miranda rapped, adding he was looking for people to represent his community.

The deadline to submit an audition is Nov. 7. Filming is set to begin in New York City next summer.

Set in the predominantly Latino Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, where Miranda grew up, “In the Heights” follows the lives of several characters all dealing with issues of family, love, and community as gentrification begins to take hold.

Article originally posted by nbcnews.

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