- Dec 21, 2002
- Real Name
- Jake Lipson
Genre: Drama, Music
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Olga Merediz, Jimmy Smits, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, Gregory Diaz IV, Dascha Polanco, Marc Anthony, Ariana Greenblatt, Noah Catala, Doreen Montalvo, Christopher Jackson, Patrick Page, Beorht Ayisi
Release: 2021-06-18Plot: A feature version of the Broadway musical, in which a bodega owner has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother's fortune.
This is a really happy turn for this show. Universal bought the rights some years ago but put it in turnaround, and then it landed at The Weinstein Company, but was extracted from there right before the bankruptcy.
For Lin and Quiara to be in a position where they're going to receive multiple offers and will essentially get to choose who gets to make it is pretty incredible.
John M. Chu is directing and has been attached to it since its days at Universal, I think. I haven't seen any of his previous work, but since Lin and Quiara made that choice, I'm good with it.
I think the show is phenomenal and have wanted a movie made for a while, so I'm glad it finally seems to be coming together.