"In The Heights" features a few actors who might be familiar to "Hamilton" fans.
Christopher Jackson (George Washington in "Hamilton") plays Mister Softee in the new musical film.
Mister Softee feuds with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Piragua Guy; they meet again in a post-credits scene.
Warning: Spoilers below for "In The Heights."
"Hamilton" fans will see a few familiar faces in "In The Heights," including Christopher Jackson who shows up as Mister Softee in two brief but memorable scenes.
Based on the 2008 Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes Broadway musical of the same name, "In The Heights" tells the story of a close-knit group of people in the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City. Told mainly from the perspective of bodega-owner Usnavi (played in the film by Anthony Ramos), it is a moving film that touches on themes of legacy, community, and home.
In the movie adaptation, Miranda, who played Usnavi in the Broadway and off-Broadway productions of the musical in 2007 and 2008, respectively, takes on the role of the Piragua Guy who pushes around a cart selling the Puerto-Rican shaved-ice dessert he's named after. About an hour into the musical, the Piragua Guy is seen getting into a feud with Mister Softee over who can sell more desserts to easily-impressed children.
Their feud appears to remain unresolved after that scene, and Mister Softee doesn't show up again throughout the rest of the movie - until an easy-to-miss post-credits scene when Mister Softee's truck breaks down and the Piragua Guy cashes in on his rival's bad luck by selling more shaved ice than he's ever sold before.
While promoting the film on Friday, Jon M. Chu, the director of "In The Heights," told Insider that it was "amazing" having Jackson playing Mister Softee.
"We were rehearsing the Piragua Guy and Lin had this take that he was going to give the biggest side-eye to Mister Softee," Chu told Insider about how Jackson got cast in the role.
"Right when I saw him do it, I think we all joked like, 'Who is Mr. Softee? Who are you looking at?'" the director continued.
Chu added: "I think someone just said out loud, 'Chris Jackson' and we were like, 'That is amazing.'"
While he's hilarious as Mister Softee in "In The Heights," Jackson is probably best-known for playing George Washington in "Hamilton" on Broadway from 2015 until 2016.
Jackson also starred in the stage production of 'In The Heights'
Miranda, who created both "Hamilton" and "In The Heights," and Jackson started working together long before Jackson's memorable cameo in the movie adaptation of "In The Heights" - and even before Jackson's stage role in "Hamilton."
Jackson was also a part of the original off-Broadway and Broadway productions of "In The Heights" from 2007 to 2009, where he played taxi-dispatcher Benny (a character played by Corey Hawkins in the movie).
"It's very delightful and fun to see him out there," Chu said about Jackson's cameo in the movie. "I mean, he's the original Benny - how great is that?"
Of course, besides Miranda, Jackson is not the only "Hamilton" alum appearing in the film adaptation of "In The Heights."
Ramos, who plays Usnavi in the movie, played John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the musical about US Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
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