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Anthony Ramos, who starred in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit Hamilton, is in talks to star in the movie adaptation of Miranda’s other Tony winner, In the Heights.
Set in New York’s Washington Heights, the story centers on a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother’s fortune. In 2008, In the Heights won the Tony Award for best musical.
Crazy Rich Asians filmmaker Jon M. Chu is set to direct the movie with Miranda producing, along with Anthony Bregman, Mara Jacobs and Scott Sanders.
Warner Bros. is behind the project after picking up the rights to the musical in May after it was released by The Weinstein Co. as it was readying for bankruptcy.
While Ramos is best known for his work on the stage, playing the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip in Hamilton, the actor has been picking up a lot of high-profile screen credits. He currently can be seen acting opposite Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born and plays a lead in the Sundance standout Monsters and Men, which is also in theaters.
Ramos, who is repped by CAA, Door 24 and Loeb & Loeb, will next be seen in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
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