The official trailer has dropped for tick, tick… Boom!, the Andrew Garfield-starring Netflix film marking the feature directorial debut for acclaimed Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights).
The musical drama is based on the semi-autobiographical musical of the same name by Jonathan Larson, the creator of award-winning rock musical Rent. The film is set in 1990’s New York City, with Garfield playing a young theater composer, Jon, juggling waiting tables while working on his dream to make a great American musical. He’s also feeling the pressure from his girlfriend, Susan (Alexandra Shipp), and his friend Michael (Robin de Jesus), and all while the AIDS epidemic ravages the artistic community.
After rocking the stage with renowned musicals and working on the music for films such as Moana and upcoming Disney projects Encanto and The Little Mermaid, it appears that Miranda has been working his way to directing his first film for sometime now. Looking forward to seeing his talents behind the camera, working with talented actor Garfield and a screenplay adaptation by Steven Levenson (Fosse/Verdon, Masters of Sex, Dear Evan Hansen).
tick, tick…BOOM!, also starring Joshua Henry, Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens, will be streaming on Netflix from November 19th and will have a limited theatrical run in the US starting on the same day.
Official synopsis for tick, tick… BOOM!:
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM!, an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent. The film follows Jon (Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield), a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan, who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?