"In the Heights" is the upcoming musical drama feature, directed by Jon M. Chu based on the Broadway musical of the same name, starring Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco and Jimmy Smits:
"...in 'Washington Heights', a New York City neighborhood on the brink of change, 'Usnavi', a first generation Dominican-American corner 'bodega' owner and his friends and family deal with the pressures of rising rents and closing neighborhood businesses. As one family struggles to figure out how to pay for an 'Ivy League' tuition for their brilliant and hard working daughter, a young woman is trying to put a down payment on a new apartment, while Usnavi is trying to get back to the Dominican Republic to reconnect with his roots after the death of his parents.
"In Washington Heights, community is everything, and we see how each of these individuals struggles to survive and how these same individuals come together as a community to mourn their losses and rejoice in their triumphs. They grapple with love and lust, identity and racism, as the prospect of a winning lottery ticket hangs in the air, potentially changing the livelihoods of the people and the community forever..."
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