HBO just bought the rights to Autism: The Musical. According to Variety, the film will have a limited theatrical run before it airs on the cable network.
Don't get the wrong idea about the documentary. It is not actually a musical. The narrative follows a group of five autistic children who are allowed to put on a high school musical under the tutilage of a master coach.
BMP Films' Sasha Alpert said about the documentary, "This is the first theatrical-length film about autism that is not depressing. It's intimate and joyful. And it shows in a very honest way how difficult it is to raise a child with autism. This movie is a perfect template for what we want to do."
The film does not yet have a release date.