Netflix Acquires Rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Directorial Debut

( Multi-hyphenate Lin-Manuel Miranda is a man of many hats, and if you think the Hamilton creator and performer can do plenty already, he's making us all think again: He's set to direct the movie adaptation of the musical Tick, Tick...Boom!, and Netflix has just won the rights to it.

Written by composer Jonathan Larson, who won three Tony awards for his musical RentTick, Tick...Boom! is a semi-autobiographical musical that reflects Larson's own apprehensions about pursuing a career in the performing arts.

Tony-winning book writer Steven Levenson helps Miranda bring Tick, Tick...Boom! to the silver screen.
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Joining Miranda is book writer Steven Levenson, also a Tony award-winner for his work on Dear Evan Hansen. Variety reports that there are talks of having Andrew Garfield star as the lead character, Jonathan.

In an interview with Playbill, Levenson clarifies that while it's a movie adaptation of the musical, there will be some key differences and calls the film "[a] hybrid between this musical and this real story of this guy, Jon, who's making a musical about how he's struggling to find his voice, and trying to be an artist."

Tick, Tick...Boom! serves as Miranda's movie directorial debut; no release date has yet been announced.

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