WHO’S IN IT?
Anthony Ramos (A Star Is Born), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Leslie Grace (film debut), Melissa Barrera (Dos Veces Tú), Olga Merediz (A Guide to Recognising Your Saints), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Wild Things), Gregory Diaz IV (Vampires vs. the Bronx), Stephanie Beatriz (Short Term 12), Dascha Polanco (Joy), Jimmy Smits (Fires Within), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns), Marc Anthony (Man on Fire), Noah Catala (film debut), Ariana Greenblatt (Love and Monsters), Ariana S. Gomez (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), director; Quiara Alegría Hudes (film debut), writer, producer; Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), producer, composer; Anthony Bregman (Foxcatcher), Mara Jacobs (The Condemned) and Scott Sanders (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), producers; Alice Brooks (Jem and the Holograms), cinematographer; Myron Kerstein (Garden State), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the Manhattan neighbourhood of Washington Heights, bodega owner Usnavi (Ramos) has dreams of saving up for a better life in his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Usnavi’s childhood friend Nina (Grace) returns home with surprising news for her parents, who have sacrificed their life savings so that their daughter can build her own future. Eventually, both Usnavi and Nina, along with the rest of their neighbours and friends, discover the true meaning of home over a summer of fortunes and fantasies…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s other best-known musical after the exceedingly popular Hamilton is given the big-screen treatment just in time for summer, and is the ray of sunshine and happiness that we all desperately need after the last year.
WHEN’S IT OUT?
FRIDAY 18TH JUNE 2021
WHERE CAN I FIND IT?
IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE