WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Move over "Hamilton" — Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway hit is getting the big screen treatment, according to reports.
The superstar playwright's Tony Award-winning musical, “In the Heights,” which put Washington Heights on the Broadway map in 2008, is reportedly being adapted into a movie for The Weinstein Co., after being dropped from Universal Pictures in 2011, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Miranda, who was also nominated for "Best Performance By a Leading Actor" for the hit show in 2008, confirmed the movie news Tuesday evening via “Heights is back on” tweet.
When it rains it pours. When it movies it double movies. Heights is back on.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 31, 2016
Quiara's new screenplay is great! https://t.co/XN740GCmA5
Although information on the director and leading roles are still in the works, fans immediately took to Twitter to shout-out their excitement with the news.
it just properly hit me that we're getting an in the heights movie a MOVIE i can't wait to start CRYING— jo ☆ (@bluesaergent) June 1, 2016
omfg theres gonna be an in the heights movie thats amazing— shay (@BAZLIGHTWOOD) June 1, 2016
"In the Heights" is officially being made into a movie guys!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/y6ojXTCzNf— Hope Hodges (@hopeykat13) June 1, 2016