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

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will produce the 'Hamilton' playwright's helming bow.

Hamilton playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to make his directorial debut with Tick, Tick…Boom! for Imagine Entertainment.

Miranda will helm the film adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the late playwright behind Rent. Miranda, who starred in a 2014 stage production of Tick, Tick…Boom!, will also produce, alongside Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Imagine's Julie Oh.

Tony Award-winning playwright and TV writer Steven Levenson will pen the screen adaptation.

"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," Miranda said Thursday in a statement.

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