In the Heights to Be Released a Week Earlier Than Scheduled After 'So Much Demand'
"Surprise," said director Jon M. Chu of the movie's changing date
In the Heights has a new release date again, but it wasn't pushed back this time!
The movie musical adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway show will now debut in theaters and on HBO Max a week before it's already rescheduled date. And it's all thanks to the fan reception of two new trailers that dropped over the weekend.
"Surprise. We coming to Theaters one week earlier!!!" wrote director Jon M. Chu, 41, in a tweet. "There has been so much demand since our trailer release this week that we decided to get it out to you sooner. Let's gooooooooooooo!!!! See you soon. JUNE 11th 2021."
The movie was originally scheduled for June 2020 before the COVID-19 health crisis pushed it back a whole year to June 18, 2021. It will now debut a week earlier on June 11.
The move gives In the Heights a clear release weekend with no other major picture opening. It would previously have competed with Disney/Pixar's Luca on June 18.
Alongside Ramos, 29, and Miranda, 41 — who makes a cameo appearance in the two trailers — the film also stars Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Olga Merediz, Dascha Polanco, Stephanie Beatriz and an array of others, including singer Marc Anthony.