‘In The Heights’: Warner Bros Closing $50M Deal For Movie Rights After Hot Auction

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Warner Bros is closing a $50 million deal to score film rights to In the Heights, the Tony-winning musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. The property been the subject of a hot auction after it was extracted from the The Weinstein Company ahead of its bankruptcy. Bidders for the project — pitched directly by Jon M. Chu who is directing the movie and also helmed Warners’ upcoming Crazy Rich Asians, the musical’s book writer and screenwriter…