Andrew Garfield stars in the true story of Jonathan Larson in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut, “tick, tick…BOOM!,” arriving in theaters November 12 and on Netflix November 19. Today, Netflix unveiled a new poster and trailer, which features more of the story of Larson, the creator of the hit Broadway musical “Rent” as he’s pushing forward to make his production happen.
“tick, tick…BOOM!” also stars Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesús, Joshua Henry, Mj Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter aka Black Thought of The Roots, with Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens. The film is written by Steven Levenson and produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard for Imagine Entertainment, Julie Oh, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
“tick, tick…BOOM!” releases Nov. 12 in theaters and Nov. 19 on Netflix. The official synopsis and preview follows:
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?