Jay Z to Co-Produce Film Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been digitally converted to black and white.) Jay Z attends the 'Time: The Kalief Browder Story' Premiere - 2017 Sundance Film Festival at The Marc Theatre on January 25, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)

Before blowing up with his overpriced masterwork Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote a musical called In the Heights. Focused on the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights, the play was successful enough to earn four 2008 Tonys, including Best Musical. Page Six is reporting that Miranda’s first hit will get a film adaptation co-produced by Jay Z. Studio executive and Hov’s business partner Harvey Weinstein reportedly confirmed the news during his pre-Oscars party on Sunday.

Jay Z is also attached to the presumably more affordable film production of Hamilton, which will begin shooting this spring. The release dates for both Miranda adaptations are obviously far off, but another Jay Z production—the documentary series Time: The Kalief Browder Story—premieres tomorrow on Spike.

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