TheWrap: What made you want to be a part of the project? How did you get involved? Jon Chu: I remember seeing it when it was on Broadway — I was doing my first movie, “Step Up 2 The Streets.” We’re shooting in Baltimore.
And we have a salsa section in the movie. And our salsa choreographer Lewis Salgado was a cast member on the Broadway version.
So he’s like, come check this thing out. I never heard who this dude Lin-Manuel Miranda was, so this must have been 2009, possibly.Read more on thewrap.com