Date: 31st October 2019

Andrew Garfield to Star in Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Tick, Tick... Boom!'

Andrew Garfield will star in Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Tick, Tick... Boom!" for Netflix.

The movie is set up at Netflix and is based on the autobiographical, off-Broadway play by the writer of "Rent", Jonathan Larson. Larson died tragically in 1996 the night before the musical "Rent" made its first preview performance and eventually became a worldwide sensation, winning Larson multiple posthumous Tony awards and the Pulitzer Prize.

Netflix acquired worldwide rights to the film back in June, and Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Julie Oh are set as producers alongside Miranda.

Garfield is perhaps best known for his turn as Spider-Man, but has a rich career, including a Tony-winning performance in Broadway's recent staging of Angels in America. In tick, tick..Boom!, he will play Jon, an aspiring theater composer and waiter living in New York City while he writes Superbia, a production he hopes will become the next great American musical and change his life forever.

Source: Press Release