1. IN THE HEIGHTS
Directed by Jon M. Chu, who directed Crazy Rich Asians, the trailers have a lot of familiar faces from Hamilton, including Miranda as the Piragua Guy, Christopher Jackson (George Washington) as the Mr. Softee driver, and as narrator and main character Usnavi is Anthony Ramos, who played both John Laurens and Philip Hamilton. Also starring in In the Heights: Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, and Jimmy Smits.
2. GODZILLA VS. KONG
I have to state for the record that I think Godzilla would win a head-to-head with King Kong. This is the latest trailer for the go-big-or-go-home monster movie that stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, and Brian Tyree Henry. It’s slated to hit HBO Max March 31st.
3. CONCRETE COWBOY
Another movie long-delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, Concrete Cowboy tells the story of a son reuniting with his estranged father who works at a stable in the inner city rehabilitating horses. Based on the novel Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri, Concrete Cowboy is directed by Ricky Staub and stars Idris Elba (honestly, so riveting in the trailer), Jharrel Jerome, Byron Bowers, Lorraine Toussaint, and Clifford “Method Man” Smith. It hits Netflix April 2nd.