Andrew Garfield Circling Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’ Musical At Netflix | Film News
Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his feature directorial debut at Netflix. The Hamilton creator will direct an adaptation of Jonathan Larson‘s musical Tick, Tick…Boom! and per Variety, Andrew Garfield is circling the lead role.
Set in 1990, the musical follows Jon, an aspiring theatre composer waiting tables in New York while writing a musical titled Superbia. However, his girlfriend is tired of putting her life on hold for his dreams, while Jon’s best friend and roommate is moving out having landed a lucrative job on Madison Avenue.
As Jon approaches 30, he is overcome with anxiety as he wonders whether his dream is worth the cost.
Dear Evan Hansen writer Stephen Levenson has penned the script, and Imagine Entertainment will produce. Larson was a big influence to Miranda. Hamilton and Larson’s Rent are two of just nine musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Prior to Hamilton, Miranda also wrote the Tony-winning musical In The Heights, which is getting its own film adaptation at Warner Bros. from director Jon M. Chu.
Although Garfield is circling the film adaptation, he’s no stranger to the stage himself. He recently won a Tony award for his turn in the Angels In America revival. However, we haven’t seen him lead a musical, so if he gets the part, this will be interesting. He was last seen in the confusing, beguiling Under The Silver Lake, so this is a left turn.
Whether Garfield gets the role or not, Netflix likely see Tick, Tick…Boom! as a lucrative project. Miranda’s star has soared since Hamilton, and having his directorial debut on their platform is a huge get.