Stephanie Beatriz, More Stars Join 'In the Heights'
Warner Bros.' adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical "In the Heights" just added three more stars: Stephanie Beatriz ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine"), Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Dascha Polanco ("Orange Is the New Black").
The movie is set in New York's Washington Heights. It's about bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who debates whether to close his store and retire to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother's fortune. In 2008, it won the Tony Award for best musical.
Rubin-Vega will play Daniela, the dramatic owner of the neighborhood salon and Beatriz will play Carla, one of her employees. Polanco will play Cuca, a character who's apparently been added for the film.
Beatriz currently stars as Detective Rosa Diaz on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Her films include "Short Term 12" and "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part."
Rubin-Vega originated the role of Mimi Marquez in the Broadway musical "Rent." She also appeared on NBC's "Smash" and in the Philip Seymour Hoffman-directed film "Jack Goes Boating" and the 1998 thriller "Wild Things."
Polanco starred as Dayanara Diaz on six seasons of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" and also appeared in Netflix's "Russian Doll."