Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Imagine Entertainment’s film adaptation of the stage show “Tick, Tick…Boom!”. The original stage show was created by the late Jonathan Larson who also created “Rent”. Lin-Manuel Miranda (pictured), who also appeared in the stage show, will direct and star in the adaptation.
Set in 1990, Tick, Tick…Boom! 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.