Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Cast of In the Heights Movie

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In a final casting announcement, the creator reveals he won't just be off-camera for the upcoming movie.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda will play Piraguero—the Washington Heights local who sells flavored ice from a cart—in his and Quiara Alegría Hudes' film adaptation of In the Heights. The Warner Bros. project, directed by Jon M. Chu and featuring a screenplay by Hudes, has begun shooting in Washington Heights for a June 2020 release.

Read: MEET THE PRINCIPAL CAST OF THE IN THE HEIGHTS MOVIE SO FAR

The role, previously named Piragua Guy and played by Eliseo Roman on Broadway, has a solo number titled “Piragua” in the Tony-winning musical.

Creator Miranda also announced earlier that Noah Catala will play Graffiti Pete; they join the previously announced Anthony Ramos as Usnavi, Corey Hawkins as Benny, Melissa Barrera as Vanessa, Leslie Grace as Nina, Olga Merediz as Abuela Claudia, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Daniela, Stephanie Beatriz as Carla, Dascha Polanco as Cuca, Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny, Marc Antony as Sonny's father, and Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario.

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