Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton, one of the most successful Broadway musicals of all-time, will make his directorial debut for Netflix. His upcoming film ‘tick, tick…BOOM!’ has added a few familiar faces to its ensemble, as first reported by THR.
Andrew Garfield is best known for his role in films like The Amazing Spider-Man and Hacksaw Ridge. However, Garfield is also a Tony award-winning star of the stage. He, along with the talented Vanessa Hudgens, will star in Miranda’s upcoming musical film. Hudgens is no stranger to musicals. She starred in the Disney Channel’s High School Musical franchise and appeared in Fox’s Grease Live. Additionally, X-Men: Dark Pheonix‘s Alexandra Shipp and In The Heights’ Robin de Jesus have joined the ensemble.
The film is an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the late playwright behind Rent. Check out the official synopsis for the film below.
“Set in 1990, tick, tick… BOOM! follows the story of Jon, an aspiring theater composer who is waiting tables in New York City while writing Superbia, which he hopes will be the next great American musical and his big break. He struggles with the pressure from his girlfriend, Susan, who is tired of continuing to put her life on hold for his career aspirations. Meanwhile his best friend and roommate Michael has given up on his creative aspirations for a high-paying advertising job. As he approaches his 30th birthday, Jon is overcome with anxiety as he contemplates the cost of his dreams.”
Miranda has become quite the pop culture icon since the release of the groundbreaking Hamilton. He is also working on original music for Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid while his musical movie In The Heights is in production. In addition to all of that, he will also star in HBO’s His Dark Materials.
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