Lin-Manuel Miranda will direct a film adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick… Boom! musical.
The autobiographical story follows an aspiring composer called Jon who is working as a waiter while attempting to break into musical theatre.
Adapted by Dear Evan Hansen writer Steven Levenson, the screen version of the stage show will be distributed by Netflix.
Andrew Garfield has been cast for the lead role of Jon with Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp and Robin de Jesus also confirmed for the cast.
They’ll be joined by Bradley Whitford, Jordan Fisher, Judith Light, Joanna Adler, Joshua Henry, Alex D Jennings, Marie Rose Baramo, Jared Loftin and Kenita Miller.
A release date for the musical has not been announced.
Filming completed in November 2020 with Miranda tweeting: “That’s a PICTURE WRAP on #TickTickBoomMovie. So profoundly grateful we were able to finish telling the story and keep everyone safe. Grateful to @netflix for sticking with us.
“To quote Roger in Rent: ‘It isn’t much, but it took all year.’ Thank you, Jonathan Larson.”
RENT creator Larson began working and performing the show in the early 1990s before his untimely death in 1996.
Playwright David Auburn later worked on the piece ahead of its premiere Off-Broadway in 2001. The musical premiered in London in 2005 and recently held a revival in New York.
As well as directing, Hamilton and In The Height’s Lin-Manuel Miranda will co-produce with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Julie Oh.