In the Heights' joyous opening sequence is available to watch right now

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Photo credit: Macall Polay - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Macall Polay - Warner Bros.

Forget Hamilton, because In the Heights is available to watch right now. Well, the first eight minutes of it, at least.

Ahead of its release in cinemas later this month, the big-screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical has dropped its joyous opening sequence, introducing the audience to Anthony Ramos' Usnavi de la Vega.

The opening rendition of 'In the Heights' transitions from stage to screen as smoothly as you like, setting up the movie's main players and bringing Quiara Alegría Hudes and Miranda's story to life in all of its new-found cinematic glory.

Photo credit: Macall Polay - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Macall Polay - Warner Bros.

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Not only will it put a smile on your face, but you'll be stuck with 'In the Heights' in your head for the rest of the day – and that's no bad thing.

Directed by Crazy Rich Asians' John M Chu and based on Miranda's hit musical of the same name, In the Heights chronicles the fortunes of New York City bodega owner Usnavi, who saves every penny from his daily grind in hopes of a better life.

Photo credit: Macall Polay - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Macall Polay - Warner Bros.

The first reviews for In the Heights have already been filing in ahead of its release in the US and UK, with critics hailing the adaptation as an "electrifying" and "exhilarating" celebration of community.

Sounds like exactly what we need right now, don't you think?

In the Heights will play in US cinemas from June 11 and in the UK from June 18.

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