Universal has attached director Kenny Ortega (High School Musical movies and Michael Jackson's This Is It to helm the adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical In the Heights.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who composed and wrote the musical as well as starred in it, is set to star in and produce the big-screen adaptation. Quiara Alegria Hudes, who wrote the play's book, is writing the script.

In the Heights explored three days in New York City's Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights and featured hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music.

No production date was announced.

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