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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Direct Film Version of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick…BOOM!

Dear Evan Hansen book writer Steven Levenson will write the screen adaptation.

Lin-Manuel Miranda will direct a film adaptation of Tick, Tick...BOOM!.
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Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will direct a film adaptation of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM!, according to Deadline. Dear Evan Hansen book writer Steven Levenson has been tapped to write the musical's screen adaptation.

Penned by Pulitzer- and Tony-winning Rent writer Jonathan Larson, Tick, Tick...BOOM! is an autobiographical musical that tells the story of an aspiring composer questioning his life choices on the eve of his 30th birthday. In 2014, Miranda starred as Jon in the City Center Encores! staged-reading revival of the musical, alongside Tony winner Karen Olivo as Susan and Hamilton Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. as Michael.

The film project will be produced by Imagine Entertainment, specifically chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, along with Imagine's Julie Oh and Miranda himself.

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