Tick, Tick... Boom! musical film adaption set for Netflix directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Lin-Manuel Miranda will direct a film adaption of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... Boom! musical.

Adapted by Dear Evan Hansen writer Steven Levenson, the screen version of the stage show will be distributed by Netflix.


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.

The autobiographical story follows an aspiring composer called Jon who is working as a waiter while attempting to break into musical theatre.

As well as directing, Hamilton and In The Height's Lin-Manuel Miranda will co-produce with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Julie Oh.

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.