Netflix Wins Bidding War for Lin Manuel Miranda’s “Tick,Tick…Boom!”

Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda will be directing a feature film version of Tick, Tick…Boom! and Netflix has secured the rights to the film.

This is the film version of a musical written by Rent creator Jonathon Larson. Here’s how the show is described, according to the report from Variety.

“Tick, Tick… Boom!” is set in 1990 and tells the story of Jon, an aspiring theater composer who is waiting tables in New York City while writing Superbia — which he hopes will be the next great American musical and finally give him his big break. Jon is also feeling pressure from his girlfriend Susan, who is tired of continuing to put her life on hold for Jon’s career aspirations. Meanwhile, his best friend and roommate Michael, has given up on his creative aspirations for a high paying advertising job on Madison Avenue and is about to move out. As Jon approaches his 30th birthday, he is overcome with anxiety — wondering if his dream is worth the cost.

Andrew Garfield will reportedly take on the role of Jon.

Lin Manuel Miranda, who wrote songs for Disney’s “Moana” and starred in “Mary Poppins Returns” last year in addition to writing the hit musical Hamilton, will direct. Steven Levenson, writer of “Dear Evan Hansen” will write the script.

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