Stephanie Beatriz Joins Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’

Stephanie Beatriz Joins Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Stephanie Beatriz is the latest addition to the cast of the movie musical “In the Heights,” with producer Lin-Manuel Miranda announcing the remainder of the cast Tuesday.

Beatriz will play Carla and she’s joined by Daphne Rubin-Vega as Daniela and Dascha Polanco as a new character named Cuca.

On Monday, Olga Merediz, who plays Beatriz’s mother on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” also joined the cast as Abuela Claudia. Miranda made a cameo appearance in the latest season of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” as Amy Santiago’s brother.

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Jon M. Chu is directing the film adaptation based on Miranda’s play that he co-wrote with Quiara Alegría Hudes. He directs a cast that includes also Corey Hawkins, Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Gregory Diaz IV and Jimmy Smits.

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