June 19 (UPI) -- Netflix said Wednesday it has acquired the worldwide rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda's film adaptation of the musical, Tick, Tick... Boom!
The project marks the screen directorial debut for Miranda, who is famous for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton.
"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," a synopsis from the streaming service said.
It is based on a stage show created by the late Rent composer Jonathan Larson. Steven Levenson penned the screenplay for the film.
"Soooooooo now you know why @Steven_Levenson & I were in LA...Hi @netflix...#TickTickBoom #ThankYouJonathan," Miranda tweeted Wednesday.
Tick Tick... Boom! was first announced in July 2018, but it did not have a home until now.
Miranda revealed on Tuesday that he is also bringing an improvisational hip-hop show to Broadway this fall.