Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated film from Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Tick, Tick … Boom.” Andrew Garfield is set to star as the famous composer and playwright, Jonathan Larson.
The trailer showcases Garfield’s impressive vocals, which are sure to be a great compliment to Miranda’s world renowned musical direction. This will be Miranda’s directorial debut, which is almost surprising given the amount of buzz his name has carried in the musical and film industry for nearly a decade. Based on the trailer, it looks to be a fascinating and ambitious first outing for the director.
Jonathan Larson was a prolific composer who suffered and eventually died at age 36 from Marfan Syndrome. His musical “Rent,” is perhaps his most famous and acclaimed work, and has already been adapted to the screen. “Rent” actually inspired Miranda to use musicals as a vehicle to explore contemporary issues, and is a large reason he was drawn to direct this film.
“Tick, Tick…Boom!” will be a film adaption of Larson’s autobiographical musical of the same name that he created a few years before his death. It explores feelings of doubt and rejection that he faced as a composer. The teaser also hints that there will be some mind-bending elements to the story as well.
Miranda is hot off of the film adaptation of “In the Heights,” which was his first Broadway musical. The film chronicles the Latinx community of Washington Heights in New York City over three scorching days of summer.
While Miranda wrote the film’s music, “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu directed the film. While the official premiere is tomorrow, June 11th, the film has already received hundreds of rave reviews. It will also be available to stream on HBO Max.
“Tick, Tick … Boom!” is set to premiere on Netflix this fall.