Former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield has closed a deal to join the cast of Netflix’s Lin-Manuel Miranda directed feature ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’.
The film is set in 1990 and tells the story of 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 he approaches his 30th birthday, he is overcome with anxiety, wondering if his dream is worth the cost.
Scribe Steven Levenson is adapting the script which is based on the original stage show by late ‘Rent’ creator Jonathan Larson. Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Julie Oh of Imagine Entertainment are producing along with Miranda. Julie Larson and Levenson are executive producing.
Larson created his story almost 40 years ago, The story is autobiographical, as stated by Larson’s father in the liner notes of the cast recording – Larson had been trying to establish himself in theatre since the early 1980s. Larson died in 1996 and the play eventually made its way to the Broadway stage in 2001 after it received a make-over by playwright David Auburn. Since then the show has had an Off-West End production, a West End production, an American national tour, two Off-Broadway revivals in 2014 and 2016
Garfield previous pictures include Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’, Andy Serkis’ ‘Breath’ and most recently ‘Under The Silver Lake’. His upcoming projects include Gia Coppola’s ‘Mainstream’ and ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ which also stars Jessica Chastain.