Andrew Garfield (‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘Under the Silver Lake’) is set to take the lead in ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!,’ an autobiographical musical based on the stage show by ‘Rent’ playwright Jonathan Larson.
Set in 1990, the story follows Jon, an aspiring theatre 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. As Jon approaches his 30th birthday, he is overcome with anxiety – wondering if his dream is worth the cost.
Larson first performed the piece as a solo work in 1990. After his death in 1996, playwright David Auburn revised the musical and premiered it Off-Broadway in 2001.
Garfield will be joined by Alexandra Shipp (‘Shaft,’ ‘Dark Phoenix’), Vanessa Hudgens (‘Rent: Live,’ ‘Second Act’), and Tony nominee Robin de Jesus (‘The Boys in the Band’).
‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is behind the camera for the film, making his directorial debut. The script comes from “Dear Evan Hansen” writer Steven Levenson.