Jay Z to Produce Film Version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway Musical ‘In the Heights’

Jay Z has reportedly secured another big-screen gig. According to Playbill, the Brooklyn MC will serve as a co-producer for the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s play In the Heights.

Harvey Weinstein reportedly announced the news at a pre-Oscars party on Sunday (Feb. 26). Last September, Jay Z joined forces with the Weinstein Company for the upcoming Spike TV docuseries TIME: The Kalief Browder Story.

In the Heights was a 2008 Broadway musical that earned a Tony Award for its story about Latino characters growing up in New York City’s Washington Heights. The eclectic film, reportedly directed by Jon M. Chu, is said to feature hip-hop, salsa and merengue, with the screenplay penned by Quiara Alegría Hudes.

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SOURCE: Billboard, Carl Lamarre