Lin-Manuel Miranda To Make Directorial Debut With Tick, Tick…Boom!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is definitely the Entertainment It Guy. From Hamilton to Moana and more, is there anything that this powerhouse talent hasn’t done yet?

Direct apparently.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Miranda will make his directorial debut with a film adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical, Tick, Tick…Boom! for Imagine Entertainment. Julie Oh, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will produce. Steven Levenson will write the screenplay.

On the project, Grazer said, “From 8 Mile to Get On Up, I’ve always been personally drawn to stories that depict the perseverance and strength of character to follow one’s dreams. Jonathan Larson’s story is deeply moving and inspirational. Having the amazing talents and unique visions of Lin and Steven for the film adaptation is the perfect creative fit that adds to the project’s authenticity.”

Larson is best known for the musical RENT and tragically died of an aortic dissection at the age of 35 in 1996. Tick, Tick….Boom! was a solo show that Larson originally performed but was adapted into a three person musical in 2001.

Set in 1990, Tick, Tick…Boom! tells the story of aspiring theatre composer Jon who is working on a musical Superbia while waiting tables to make ends meet. He feels pressure from his girlfriend Susan, who wants him to get a different job, and best friend Michael, who is about to move out. As his 30th birthday approaches, Jon wonders if following his dreams is worth the cost.

There’s currently no release date for the movie.

Bec Heim
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