Netflix released the trailer, key art and the first single from the film’s official soundtrack titled “30/90” for tick, tick … BOOM!, the Lin-Manuel Miranda-directed film adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical presentationRent musical.
Starring Andrew Garfield as Larson, Netflix tick, tick … BOOM! It will be released in theaters on November 12, 2021 and will air a week later, on November 19.
Garfield plays Jon, a young theater composer who is waiting tables in a New York City restaurant in 1990 as he writes what he hopes will be the next great American musical. As Netflix describes it: Days before he is due to show his work in a decisive performance, Jon feels pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan (Alexandra Shipp), who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael (Robin de Jesús), who has gone from his dream to a life of financial security. Amid an arts community ravaged by the AIDS epidemic, Jon feels the clock ticking and is faced with the question everyone must face: What are we supposed to do with the time we have?
Larson, of course, would not live to see the success of his “next great American musical”, dying at age 35 on January 25, 1996, the morning of Rentfirst preview of Off Broadway. The cause of death was an aortic aneurysm caused by undiagnosed Marfan syndrome.
The film, which also stars Joshua Henry, MJ Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter, Judith Light and Vanessa Hudgens, will mark Miranda’s directorial debut. In 2001, Miranda, then 21, was writing In the heights when he attended an Off Broadway revival of tick, tick … BOOM! In 2014, Miranda, who would later say that Rent Inspired him to start writing musicals, he played Jon in a two-week Encores. production of tick, tick … BOOM!
tick, tick … BOOM!, from a script by Steven Levenson based on the Larson musical and choreographed by Ryan Heffington, is produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Julie Oh and Miranda, with Celia Costas, Julie Larson and Levenson serving as executive producers.
Watch the trailer above and see the key art below.
The first single from the film’s official soundtrack titled “30/90” is now available. here. Performed by Andrew Garfield and with additional voices from Joshua Henry, Vanessa Hudgens, Mj Rodríguez, Alexandra Shipp and Robin de Jesús, the track is the main offering on the full soundtrack of the music written by Jonathan Larson as heard in the film.