New ‘In The Heights’ Trailer Has Dwayne Johnson, Oprah, Hugh Jackman & More Singing The Film’s Praises

In the Heights opens in just a few days, and you’ve no doubt heard the hype about it being one of the best movies of the year. Well, it’s true. I’ll be reposting my review later today, but if you don’t believe me (Why are you here then???), this new trailer hopes you’ll listen to the likes of Oprah. And Hugh Jackman. And Dwayne Johnson. And Ariana Grande, and loads more celebrities as they give testimonials on why this is a musical experience you have to see.

Your mileage will vary on this sort of promotion. I guess if trailers can be crammed with glowing quotes from bums like me then rounding up celebs to do the same is no different. Not that I think In the Heights needs all of this. People are pretty excited to see what Jon M. Chu can do with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s stage spectacular.

In the Heights opens June 10th in theaters and HBO Max. The film stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega , Gregory Diaz, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, and Jimmy Smits.

SYNOPSIS: Lights up on Washington Heights…The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.

 

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.