Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights' Will Be Made Into a Movie

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Veneziale
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PIVOT - Performers Lin-Manuel Miranda, left, and Anthony Veneziale on stage at Pivot's live taping of "Freestyle Love Supreme" at Joe's Pub on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in New York. The show will air Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at 10pm ET on Pivot. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision for pivot/AP Images)Evan Agostini / Invision for Pivot

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By Brian Latimer

Don't worry if you couldn't make it to New York City to catch Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning show "In The Heights" — it's being made into a movie.

Miranda will be producing the movie alongside The Weinstein Co., but a leading actor has not yet been announced. Miranda will also star in a different movie: "Marry Poppins Returns."

"In The Heights," which was conceived by Miranda, depicts the lives of members of the Latino community in Washington Heights, in upper Manhattan, New York City. The show won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2008 and a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album. It was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2009.

Miranda has received a Grammy Award, Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant. His Broadway hit "Hamilton" is up for a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations.

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