Netflix has unveiled a new look at their upcoming film adaptation of the late Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical, tick, tick…BOOM! The streamer released a new trailer for the film, official key art, and the first single from the film’s official soundtrack entitled “30/90.”
tick, tick…Boom stars Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesus, Joshua Henry, MJ Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter, Judith Light, and Vaness Hudgens. You can read the official synopsis from Netflix below!
“Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM!, an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent. The film follows Jon (Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield), a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan, who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?”
Larson was able to accomplish a lot with his life but it was clear that he had so much more to do. Larson sadly died at the age of 35 on January 25, 1996, the very morning of Rent’s first Off-Broadway preview. The case of death was an aortic aneurysm by undiagnosed Marfan’s Syndrome. Even though Larson didn’t live to see Rent become “the next great American musical”, the success of the production was validation that Larson certainly had a vision and Rent would go on to become a worldwide phenomenon.
Did YOU like the trailer? tick, tick…BOOM! opens in select theaters on November 12, 2021, and hits Netflix on November 19, 2021. You can listen to the soundtrack’s first single “30/90”, performed by Andrew Garfield, by going HERE and you can check out the film’s official key art below!