By now you may have heard of a musical genius who goes by the name of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Broadway musicals like “In The Heights” and “Hamilton,” as well as writing songs for multiple films. But now he is making his feature film directorial debut with “tick, tick…BOOM!,” an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent.
Although this is just a teaser trailer, it makes quite an impact when it comes to showcasing Garfield’s musical skills and making sure to let everyone know that “tick, tick… BOOM!” is Miranda’s directorial debut. Not only that, but it is an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent. That is quite the hat trick. And hopefully it leads to something incredible when it is released in its entirety.
Because we’ve seen the story of the struggling artist who has to make a life changing decision between the life he wants to live and financial security. How much is he willing to risk to achieve his dreams? Of course, there are more elements added that will influence his decision.
Here’s the full plot synopsis for “tick, tick… BOOM!:”
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?
tick, tick…BOOM! Stars Academy Award nominee & Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesús, Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry, MJ Rodriguez, Emmy Award winner Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter, with Emmy and Tony Award winner Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens. The film is written by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, and produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard for Imagine Entertainment, Julie Oh, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
“tick, tick… Boom” opens in select theaters in Fall 2021.