AceShowbiz - Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights" movie has been picked up by bosses at Warner Bros. following his battle with The Weinstein Company.
The "Hamilton" star previously entered into an agreement with TWC executives to have them option the rights to "In the Heights" to produce a remake of the stage production and a movie.
In May, 2017, bosses at TWC exercised the option to develop the film, but the agreement stated the project would have to go into principal production within nine months and if it didn't, the rights would go back to Miranda. In February, after the deadline passed, Miranda contacted TWC officials to reclaim his work, but his messages were reportedly ignored.
Earlier this month, sources told The Blast Miranda had launched legal action seeking to ban producers from selling off the rights to the TWC's new buyers in bankruptcy proceedings, and have him declared as the musical's lawful rights owner.
However, it seems an agreement has been reached and bosses at Warner Bros. will develop the film, which will be directed by Jon M. Chu.
TWC executives filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, following numerous accusations of sexual misconduct and assault against company co-founder Harvey Weinstein, who has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex. He was forced out as a board member at the production company last year.
TWC has since been bought by private equity firm Lantern Capital.