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Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' Gets Another Chance at Big Screen

"In the Heights" creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, confirmed the movie news Tuesday night with a tweet.
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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.

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.