Tick, Tick... Boom! (film)

Tick, Tick... Boom! is an upcoming American musical drama film directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda in his feature directorial debut, based on the semi-autobiographical musical of the same name by Jonathan Larson. It stars Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin de Jesús, Joshua Henry, Judith Light and Bradley Whitford.

Tick, Tick... Boom!
Directed byLin-Manuel Miranda
Produced by
Screenplay bySteven Levenson
Based onTick, Tick... Boom!
by Jonathan Larson
Music byJonathan Larson
CinematographyAlice Brooks
Distributed byNetflix
CountryUnited States


An aspiring theatre composer endures a midlife crisis as he approaches 30 and does not feel close to his dream.



It was announced in July 2018 that Lin-Manuel Miranda would make his directorial debut with the musical adaptation, with Imagine Entertainment producing and Dear Evan Hansen's Steven Levenson penning the script.[1]

In June 2019, Netflix had acquired the film, with Andrew Garfield the top choice to star.[2] He would be confirmed to star in October, with Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens and Robin de Jesús joining in November.[3][4] Joshua Henry, Judith Light and Bradley Whitford would join in January 2020.[5]

In January 2020, it was also announced that choreographer Ryan Heffington would be working on the film.[6]

Principal photography began in March 2020.[7][8] As of April 2020, filming had shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[9] Production reportedly resumed in October 2020.[10]


  1. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (2018-07-19). "Imagine Sets Lin-Manuel Miranda's Helming Debut: 'Rent' Creator Jonathan Larson's 'Tick, Tick…Boom!'; 'Evan Hansen's Steven Levenson Scripting". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  2. ^ Kroll, Justin (2019-06-19). "Netflix Lands Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Tick, Tick… Boom!' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  3. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (2019-10-30). "Andrew Garfield To Star In Lin-Manuel Miranda Netflix Adaptation of 'Rent' Playwright Jonathan Larson's 'tick, tick…BOOM!'". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  4. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (2019-11-05). "Alexandra Shipp Joins Andrew Garfield In 'tick, tick…BOOM!'; Vanessa Hudgens & Robin de Jesus Also Cast In Netflix Adaptation". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  5. ^ Donnelly, Matt (2020-01-28). "Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Tick, Tick… Boom!' Adds Joshua Henry, Judith Light, Bradley Whitford (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  6. ^ Evans, Greg (2020-01-27). "'Chandelier' Choreographer Ryan Heffington Joins Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'tick, tick…BOOM!' For Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  7. ^ "Tick, Tick... Boom! - Production Listing | Backstage". www.backstage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  8. ^ "Single and Sizzling! Vanessa Hudgens Crushes Oscars Afterparty Carpet". Us Weekly. 2020-02-10. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  9. ^ Miranda, Lin-Manuel (2020-04-15). "Can't wait to keep making #TickTickBoomMovie. Must wait. Our last night of filming before the shutdown, recreating 508 Greenwich, Jon's address, circa 1990". @Lin_Manuel. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  10. ^ "Andrew Garfield Filming New Movie in New York Debunks Spider-Man 3 Rumors". epicstream.com. Retrieved 2020-10-24.

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