Written by Staff Writer
On October 3rd, “Hamilton” star Lin-Manuel Miranda begins shooting the Mark Ruffalo-Jamie Foxx basketball movie “Tick, Tick … Boom!” The actor-turned-director has also created a soundtrack for the independent film and will participate in a Q&A with Ruffalo at his Tribeca Film Festival Cinemas release party tonight, according to Variety.
“The world of ‘Tick, Tick … Boom’ is energetic, complicated and a hundred times more fun than I had ever imagined,” Miranda said in a statement.
‘Hell Night’ casts the ‘Parks and Recreation’ crew in intimate scenes Set to receive its world premiere as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, the festival’s closing night selection is directed by Michael Alan Lerner and written by Marisa Leone Credit: Mark Lennihan/Invision/AP
The soundtrack includes four original tracks and the self-produced “Playball.” It hits iTunes October 1st, and Columbia Records will release the film and soundtrack internationally in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Japan, China, Australia, South Korea, Latin America, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and India on October 6th.
Other artists participating include Albert Hammond Jr., Oneohtrix Point Never, Chance the Rapper, SZA, Jhene Aiko, and Disclosure, and in total, there are 12 music contributions that will appear on the soundtrack.
This is the latest in a flurry of film work for Miranda, who is in the middle of a week long promo tour for “Mary Poppins Returns.” Next month, he begins shooting “Mary Queen of Scots” alongside Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan.