'In the Heights' Lands New June 2021 Release Date

IN THE HEIGHTS Still 2- ANTHONY RAMOS as Usnavi and MELISSA BARRERA as Vanessa -  Warner Bros. Pictures release - Publicity-H 2019
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The movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical was pulled from this year's summer calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Warner Bros.' big-screen musical In the Heights has landed a new June 18, 2021, release date, the studio said Tuesday.

The film originally had been set to dance into theaters June 26, but was pulled last month from this year's summer calendar because of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) is directing the movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's popular 2008 Broadway musical.

In the Heights, set in New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood, follows a charismatic bodega owner (Anthony Ramos) who finally decides to fulfill his dream of returning to his parents' homeland, the Dominican Republic. His decision changes his own neighborhood forever.

Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz and Dascha Polanco round out the cast. Quiara Alegria Hudes wrote the screenplay.

The new release date was revealed Tuesday, one day after Warners announced a slew of changes to its 2020 and 2021 calendars, including delaying Matt Reeves' Batman reboot from June 25, 2021, to Oct. 1, 2021.

Like every other Hollywood studio, Warner Bros. is having to reshuffle its release slate for months to come due to unprecedented theater closures that are expected to last until at least June, as well as production delays.