‘In the Heights’ Writer Quiara Alegría Hudes to Pen Latin Music-Infused Film ‘Life Is a Carnival’ (Exclusive)
Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes is set to write “Life Is a Carnival,” a Latin music-infused new film for Warner Bros.The movie will mark her second collaboration with “In the Heights” producers Scott Sanders and Mara Jacobs after Hudes wrote the book for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical as well as the screenplay for the Jon M.
Chu-directed big-screen adaptation.“I was hungry to write a story about generations of Latinas that folded in the survival, struggle, and celebration my own elders modeled for me,” Hudes said in a statement.
“The opportunity to tell such a tale with the rich traditions of salsa and Latin music, to grapple with and engage those delicious syncopations and complex sonorities — well, I couldn’t pass it up! To me, Latin music means party and protest.
It means community and history.
It means joy and self-determination.
I’m excited to begin this new creative journey.
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