Broadway sensation and international star Lin-Manuel Miranda has signed on to make his feature film directorial debut, he will be directing an adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical Tick, Tick… Boom!
“Jonathan Larson’s captivating storytelling in Rent first taught me that musicals could be contemporary, true to life, and depict your own experiences. But it was Tick, Tick…Boom! that solidified that drive in me to hone my own voice as a playwright,” said Miranda in a statement.
“On stage, playing the role of ‘Jon’ in 2014 was one of my most honored achievements. To now have the opportunity to make my film directorial debut, in collaboration with the Larson Family and this incredible creative team, and to adapt a work I love so deeply, is a humbling privilege.”
Source: The Wrap