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Lin-Manuel Miranda Says He Was Told He Couldn't Make 'In the Heights' Without a Bankable Latino Star

Lin-Manuel Miranda had a vision for and he wasn't going to let anyone change it.Two decades ago, the 41-year-old multifaceted star was pitching what would become the four-time Tony-award-winning Broadway play.

The film adaptation, directed by director Jon M. Chu, would come 16 years later after its debut. But it wasn't an easy ride for Miranda, who revealed that a studio didn't want to make the big screen adaptation without a bankable Latino star.But before it became the must-see film of this summer, Miranda encountered other problems when it came to pitching the screenplay.«I would get pitches from producers who only had in their cultural memory,” Miranda tells in a new feature published on Thursday.

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